remove the wooden beam from  your eye first

June 26, 2017 6:00 am

“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.” (MT 7: 3-5)

Again and again we need to remember these words: “remove the wooden beam from your eye first.” It takes us back to the Program when we speak about the difference between a husband/wife who makes an examination of conscience of his/her spouse rather than of himself/herself. It could be a life changing decision to stop judging him/her and start with my own “wooden beam.” As a result—“then you will see clearly.” 

“The word of God is living and effective, able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.” (Gospel Acclamation) 


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