Monday 22 June 2020
Ss John Fisher & Thomas More
2 Kings 17:5-8, 13-15, 18. Help us with your right hand, O Lord, and answer us – Psalm 59(60):3-5, 12-13. Matthew 7:1-5.
‘Do not judge, and you will not be judged’
Splinters and planks. Jesus used plain language. I know what my reaction is when I judge others. Standing behind someone in the checkout line, I can be scathing in my mind about the contents of their trolley: who am I to judge – they may be having a party. Jesus condemned the Pharisees for their treatment of those they considered sinners, but Jesus looked with his heart at the woundedness of the outcast, accepted them as loved by his Father and treated them with compassion.
Let us pray for the eyes of Jesus’ heart to see within, to let go of judging another. Seeing with the heart is the most important kind of sight. ‘It is only with the heart we can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye’ (Antoine de Saint Exupéry).
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