Reflect also on the following words:-
Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven;
and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
“You”meaning Peter. Peter representing the Cardinals, Bishops, Priests, Nuns, all religious and in fact the church body as a whole”.
When people say that certain rules are church made as apposed to coming directly from God; does this sentence in today’s Gospel not answer such contentions. Reflect quietly in pray on the true meaning of this sentence…..