“Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but pay attention to the log in your own eye?” (Lk 6:41)
Today’s Passage: Lk 6:39-42
Meditation: This is one of the real problems you and I daily face with. Some persons will say that judging others defines who you are primarily rather than who others are. In a sense it is very true for by judging others you reveal yourself completely first and your judgment on others but still be on wait for verification. It is true that we are seeing mostly with our eyes not ourselves but others. Therefore, there is a tendency to judge others and their doings than ourselves. And it is a fact that our eyes have got two eyelids mainly to protect our eyes from the dangers of dusts and dirt. But it can also be used as to see things or not to see. Often we do it in our lives as something we don’t like to see, we close our eyes. There are also moments in our lives even when our eyes are wide open we don’t see some things in others or outside. How does it happen? It can happen when you love someone with all his/her weaknesses and shortcomings. It is the case with the mothers who love their beloved children, husbands their wives, and teachers their beloved children. But if it were on the others whom they don’t like then they make the judgments on them one after the other. Therefore, Mother Theresa rightly says, “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” Another thing is that by judging others, you make yourself easy to judge. They will say to you in return, “Judge me, go ahead, and just remember to be perfect the rest of your life.” Therefore, John Wesley says, “We should be rigorous in judging ourselves and gracious in judging others.” Then we won’t be able to look at the speck in our brothers’ eye, without paying attention to the log in our eye. I finish this reflection with the caption that often comes to my mind, ‘don’t judge someone just because they sin differently than you.’
Prayer: Lord God, we thank you and praise you for your daily eternal bread. Lord Jesus, as human beings, we are unable to make correct judgment on others for we can make judgment based only on the external appearances of others. But you know everything even the thoughts of the minds of the human beings. Therefore, let us always come before you and know who are and how we are. Having the feeling of forgiven by the Lord let us also be merciful toward our brethren. Amen!
Greetings: Take courage! God is with you! Have a nice and blissful Friday…