1 Corinthians 6:1-11 
1 When one of you has a grievance against a brother, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints? 2 Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? 3 Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, matters pertaining to this life!
4 If then you have such cases, why do you lay them before those who are least esteemed by the church?
5 I say this to your shame. Can it be that there is no man among you wise enough to decide between members of the brotherhood, 6 but brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers?
7 To have lawsuits at all with one another is defeat for you. Why not rather suffer wrong? Why not rather be defrauded? 8 But you yourselves wrong and defraud, and that even your own brethren.
9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither the immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals,10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of God.
11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.

Luke 6:12-19

12 In these days he went out to the mountain to pray; and all night he continued in prayer to God.13 And when it was day, he called his disciples, and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles;
14 Simon, whom he named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew,
15 and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot,16 and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.
17 And he came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases;18 and those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured.19 And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power came forth from him and healed them all.


THE FIRST READING: Paul adress the leadership of the Corinth church who have brought lawsuits against one another in secular law courts, to adjudicate travial as well as serious cases such as immorality, homosexuality, theft, fraud and adultery! 

Paul suggest that “saints”, faithful, honerable holy men of the Church be appointed as tribunal ministers to adjudicate matters of concerns that besmirched the image and mission of the Church! Herein we see the Church beginning to set up a tribunal office to deal with ecclesial and moral matters that contradict the teachings of Christ Jesus and Church orthodoxy.

THE GOSPEL READING: St LUKE describe a prayer event orchastrated by Christ, commonly refered to as a liturgical night vigil, that anticipate experiences of ‘metanoia’— when the flock who submit themselves to Christ are healed and delivered from sin and evil—so they may seek to be a saintly people who conform to the will of Christ.

Luke reserve and identify one individual; Judas, whom he place last in the list of names, to highlight and remind us of the treacherous act he committed in spite of him being a disciple of Christ Jesus!  Because of our fallen nature, Satan is ever exposing our incompetence and disabusing us of our faith in Christ Jesus. Whilst the Church consists of saints, she also have sinners of various degrees in her midts who purport and or struggle to live an exemplary life. You and I are called to continuesly pray that our lives be transformed to Christ by spending quantity time before the Blessed Sacrament, where we are guarenteed to experience a change of mind, heart and behavior! 

LET US PRAY: Psalms 149:1-6,9

1 Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the faithful!2 Let Israel be glad in his Maker, let the sons of Zion rejoice in their King!
3 Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with timbrel and lyre!4 For the LORD takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with victory.
5 Let the faithful exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their couches.6 Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands, 9 to execute on them the judgment written! This is glory for all his faithful ones. Praise the LORD!

Commentary. Henry R SYLVESTER Note: The daily scripture readings are taken from the Roman Missal which the Catholic Church use in the daily Celebration of the Holy Eucharist throughout the world.Some weekly readings may differ because of the celebration of local feast days.

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