Saturday, March 5, 2016

Matthew 7:1-5: Judging Others


Matthew 7:1-5
When we look at others with disdain, pointing out all of their faults, we do it to ourselves, too. Judgment comes in the form of gossip and talking about others when we consciously know we shouldn't. So why do we? Because it is fun and makes us feel better about ourselves, right? That is the lie that we are led to believe. When we ridicule, make fun of, and point out faults found in others, we shine God's spotlight on our own faults. But it is a spotlight to which we tragically close our eyes.

Loving God, kindly grant me the grace to celebrate and reflect your boundless mercy and forgiveness and abandon the easy way of judgment, for you, Lord, are the only judge.