Jesus teaches: avoiding scandal; practice fraternal correction united with forgiveness and live in faith. To scandalise is to set a bad example and it makes it difficult to follow Jesus. For good community experience, those who have made a mistake must express repentance and ask forgiveness. If Jesus has so much recommended forgiveness, it is because of the difficulty we must forgive, and because there is no progress in spiritual life without the attitude of forgiveness. The forgiveness we grant to those who offend us is the key to obtaining from God his forgiveness. Finally, faith is a constant exercise. As we obtain, by faith, the graces we need, our faith strengthens. It is a daily effort and constant attitude of trust in God. Faith is God's gift we must always cultivate it.
Adapted by Flávio.
I led on the way to life, O Lord! " Lord, you probe and know me, / you know when I sit or get up; / by far penetrate my thoughts, † you realize when I stand down and when I walk, / my paths are all known to you. "The word has not even reached my language/ and already, Lord, you know it entirely. / Behind and from the front you get involved; / you put your hand on me. / This truth is for others wonderful, / is so sublime, I can not understand it. " Where will I hide from your spirit? And where will I run from your face? / If I ascend to the heavens, there you are; / if I go down to the abyss, you are present. – If the dawn lends me its wings, / for me to fly and dwell at the end of the seas, / even there will guide me your hand / and hold me firmly your destra.
Traçando o sinal da cruz em seu/ua filho/a: Abençoe a você (nome do filho/a), nosso Deus que é † Pai, Filho e Espírito Santo, para que você filho/a viva sempre no amor de Deus e fazendo só o bem a todos. Amém!
By tracing the sign of the cross on your son/daughter: Bless you (name of child), our God who is † father, son, and holy spirit, for you child alive always in love of God and doing good to all. Amen!