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Monday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Mt 7,1-5): Jesus said to his disciples: “Stop judging, that you may not be judged." Jesus said to his disciples: “Stop judging, that you may not be judged. For as you judge, so will you be judged, and the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you. Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove that splinter from your eye,’ while the wooden beam is in your eye? You hypocrite, remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter from 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.