September 2011

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time—Year A

4 September 2010

Ezekiel 33: 7-11

Psalm 119: 33-40

Romans 13: 8-14

Matthew 18: 15-20

In Ezekiel, the Lord has warned the watchman. It is now the watchman’s task to warn the rest. If you see the eco movement as a watchman, then this should encourage you.

Paul also uses the watchman metaphor. He asserts that loving one’s neighbour includes a respect for his property and all that he depends on. This might be a worthwhile thought—the consequences of climate change are greatest among people who have the least influence. If “Let us stop doing the things that belong to the dark” (v 12)” is your text, what darkness do we warn about in our day...
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