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Liturgical day: Monday 12th in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Mt 7,1-5): Jesus said to his disciples, «Do not judge and you will not be judged». Jesus said to his disciples, «Do not judge and you will not be judged. In the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and the measure you use for others will be used for you. Why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye and not see the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother: ‘Come, let me take the speck from your eye’, as long as that plank is in your own? Hypocrite, take first the plank out of your own eye, then you will see clear enough to take the speck out of your brother's eye».

Illustration: Mr. Josep Lluís Martínez i Picañol (Picanyol)

Today we continue to listen to Jesus’ Sermon. Now he advises us not to rush when talking about others. We easily crush them by "dictating a verdict"! It is unfortunate, especially considering that our knowledge of people is very limited. Not so the gaze of God, Who knows everything of all souls and praises the most positive of them.

-Another easy way to "hide" my shortcomings is to talk (even to exaggerate) the faults of others. "You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye." --Jesus, I would like to see with your merciful eyes.