“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Gospel for Sept. 6, Mt 18:20)
There is power in numbers. It’s often how we get things done. When men are united by a clear mission, they become a “band of brothers” whose whole is greater than the sum of its parts. And when that mission is given to us by Jesus, we are united in Christ, who directs and strengthens us to accomplish great things. May we, my brothers, form strong bonds of fraternity founded on Christ as we labor to build up the kingdom of heaven.
Challenge by Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William E. Lori:
This month, I challenge you to learn more about fraternity by viewing the “Brotherhood” episode of the Into the Breach video series produced by the Knights of Columbus. Second, I challenge you to help build bonds of brotherhood in your parish by offering the Faith in Action Into the Breach program.
Questions for Reflection:
Are you willing to “stand in the breach” with your brother Knights and fellow Catholics to serve Christ and defend the faith? Are you a good “brother” to others, forming male friendships marked by shared faith, honesty and accountability to fight the spiritual battle? How can a “band of brothers” ensure that they are gathered in the name of Jesus Christ?