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 relationships. 

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?

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