Monday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time
2 Kings 17: 5-8, 13-15a, 18, Psalm 60, Matthew 7: 1-5
There is a common thread running through scripture, especially in
Jesus’s preaching: relationship – with
God and with others. Jesus takes his
lead from the Commandments of God. These
are all based on relationships and our need to respect and nurture these
Through the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells us that right
relationships on earth should mirror a right relationship with God.
Today Jesus talks about our care for our brothers and
sisters. Too easy to point out others’
faults, we miss the ‘elephant in the room:’ us...and our behavior. Apparently, our failures are huge, but we
don’t see them. So, Jesus tells us to be
wise, see your faults and sins first, work to remove them, then you’re in the right
space to help others.
Jesus invites you and me to deep self-reflection about our
relationship with him and others. What changes in our lives when we honestly
sit with the Lord?
Light a candle to Mary: