Posted by: livingscripture | June 25, 2018

Twelfth Monday of Ordinary Time

 FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD

Monday June 25, 2018

     Week Twelve of Ordinary Time 

 WORD of the DAY 

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.  (Matthew 7: 1-3)

 

 How shall I live this Word?

The Master is peremptory: “Do not judge!” On the fact of expressing negative evaluations towards others, He uses the present imperative. There is no way out. Do not judge! It is the order that Jesus gives us to live our relationship with our sisters and brothers with the love of God. One must not judge for two reasons: first, my judgment weighs negatively on the other and conditions it so much that it causes it to be as I see it.  Secondly, what I judge in another is directed towards me, and I find myself, perhaps without knowing it, becoming the way I see the other. On the contrary, the Lord Jesus asks us to have a positive gaze, to grasp the gifts that He himself has bestowed on my  brother or sister; to thank Him for how much good I can perceive in their life.

In my prayer, I will ask the Lord: “Give me pure eyes that can perceive the beauty and good will of those around me”.

 The Voice of Silvano Fausti

There is no need to judge anyone.  I will ask the Lord, “Grant me pure eyes that are able to perceive the beauty and good will of those around me”.

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