III Kings 4:1-7
In those days, a certain woman cried to the prophet Eliseus, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead, and thou knowest that thy servant was one that feared God; and behold the creditor is come to take away my two sons to serve him: and Eliseus said to her. What wilt thou have me do for thee? Tell me, what hast thou in thy house? And she answered, I thy handmaid have nothing in my house but a little oil, to anoint me: and he said to her, Go borrow of all thy neighbors empty vessels not a few: and go in and shut thy door, when thou art within, and thy sons; and pour out thereof into all those vessels, and when they are full take them away. So the woman went, and shut the door upon her, and upon her sons; they brought her the vessels, and she poured in; and when the vessels were full, she said to her son: Bring me yet a vessel; and he answered, I have no more: and the oil stood. And she came, and told the man of God; and he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy creditor; and thou and thy sons live of the rest.
At that time, Jesus said to His disciples,”If thy brother shall offend thee, go, and rebuke him between thee and him alone. If he shall hear thee, thou shalt gain thy brother; but if he will not hear thee, take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may stand; and if he will not hear them, tell the Church; and if he will not hear the Church, let him be to thee as the heathen and the publican. Amen I say to you, whatsoever you shall bind upon earth, shall be bound also in heaven; and whatsoever you shall loose upon earth, shall be loosed also in heaven. Again I say to you, that if two of you shall agree upon earth, concerning anything whatsoever they shall ask, it shall be done for them by My Father Who is in heaven: for where there are two or three gathered in My name, there am I in the midst of them. Then came Peter unto Him and said, Lord, how often shall my brother offend against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith to him, I say not to thee, till seven times; but till seventy times seven times.”
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.