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Friday September 10th: Journeying together

We must think in terms of mutual encouragement, mutual friendship and shared graces.

Luke 6:39-42.

Today’s parable says the blind cannot lead the blind; the disciple will never be like the teacher and no one can correct another without first correcting himself / herself. The passage seems to speak against peer ministry, personal growth and fraternal correction. But that is not the case. The passage speaks about not being a hypocrite. A hypocrite is a false person or a person who pretends to be something he / she is not.

Don’t be hypocritical. Avoid pretentiousness by not pretending to know or be better than others. Avoid feelings of superiority, it only creates tension and breeds pointless competitions between brothers and sisters. Avoid fraternal correction that makes others feel inferior and that they are in greater need than we are.

The Christian goal is to journey together. To accomplish that, we have to lift up our brothers and sisters when necessary. We must think in terms of mutual encouragement, mutual friendship and shared graces. We are on the journey together, not in competition with or at the expense of others.

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