Luke 6, 39-42:
“Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye and not see the beam that is in your yours? How can you say to your brother: Brother, let me pull out the speck in your eye without noticing the beam that you have in your yours? You hypocrite! Take first the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye”.
We cannot believe that we are teachers or specialists in the faith or of the behaviour of our brothers and sisters.
Nor can we go giving lessons to others without looking first at our own life.
Jesus, who knows well the way human beings act and what is nesting in their interior, invites us today to review our own life, to detect the “beams”, which, though it seems not to be true, we are unable to discover in ourselves, but we see very clearly in the eyes of others.
Today ask the Lord a generous, clear and positive look to discover everything good and positive that there certainly are in others.
And praise God’s greatness for so much good he has placed in each one of the people around you.
Judge with humility and charity the situations that are presented to you today.
Antonio Sanjuan Marin, cmf