Matthew 7:6, 12-14
In today’s gospel Our Lord advises we “enter through the narrow gate,” not the “wide one.” Both are unlocked, and each gives access to a way with its own destination. One has “Death” blazed across it and the way it opens up leads to a dead end: it gradually leads to death. The sign on the other says “Life,” and the way it opens leads to eternal life in the Kingdom of God. Our Lord leaves it up to us to choose which one to enter.
Jesus said to his disciples: "Stop judging, that you may not be judged. For as you judge, so will you be judged, and the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you."
Measuring stick. The destruction of Israel came about because "the children of Israel sinned against the LORD, their God, who had brought them up from the land of Egypt, from under the domination of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and because they venerated other gods" (cf. 2Kgs 17:13-15a). In other words, the children of Israel used their own measuring stick when it came to faith and morals.
DIALOGUE IN MISSION
In order to speak of dialogue in mission, it is necessary to consider several aspects of the missionary process. The first is dialogue with ourselves and with God: the two being inseparable. The second, connected with the first, is dialogue with culture, with the people who live that same culture and its implications. The third is the aspect of interreligious dialogue; consequently some writings of Pallotti and of Pope Francis on charity in the process of dialogue itself.