Homily (Reflection) for the Twenty-Third Sunday of the Year (A) (06th September, 2020) on the Gospel Ezek 33:7-9; Ps 94:1-2.6-9. (R.v. 8); Rom 13:8-10; Matt 18:15-20. While Leonardo da Vinci laboured on his masterpiece The Last Supper he became angry with another man. They quarrelled, da Vinci hurling bitter accusations and threats at the other fellow. Returning to his canvas, the artist attempted to paint the face of Jesus but found that he was unable to do so. So upset was he that he could not compose himself for the painstaking work. Finally, he set down his brushes, sealed his paint pots, and went in search of the man with whom he had argued. He apologized, asking for forgiveness, which his antagonist graciously forgave. Only then was Leonardo able to return to his workshop and complete the face of the Saviour. Topic: Gentiles and tax collectors.