Sunday, June 25, 2017
MONDAY, 12th Week in Ordinary Time
June 26, 2017 – MONDAY, 12th Week in Ordinary Time
Gn 12: 1 - 9 / Mt 7: 1 – 5
FROM THE FIRST READING: Gn 12: 1 - 3
Yahweh said to Abram, "Leave your country, your family and your father's house, for the land I will show you. I will make you a great nation. I will bless you and make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you, I will curse, and in you all peoples of the earth will be blessed."
GOSPEL READING: Mt 7:1 - 5
Jesus said to his disciples, "Do not judge and you will not be judged. In the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and the measure you use for others will be used for you. Why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye and not see the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother:
'Come, let me take the speck from your eye,' as long as that plank is in your eye? Hypocrites, take first the plank out of your own eye, then you will see clear enough to take the speck out of your brother's eye."
All of us somehow pass judgments on others, whether verbalized or simply in our minds. We are fond of comparing people with ourselves and with others.
In the Gospel reading Jesus tells us not to make judgments on others; and, if we do, to be ready to be judged in the same measure we judge others.
As a matter of right only God may judge other people. In God's greatness and goodness, he forgives rather than judges.
In the Gospel story about the woman caught in adultery, the Jewish leaders wanted to see what Jesus would do. Rather than judge and punish her, Jesus wisely says, "Let anyone among you who has no sin be the first to throw a stone at her." One by one the accusers went away, starting with the elders. (Jn 8:1- 11)
It takes personal good will, effort and prayer to avoid making hasty judgments on others. Let us look at the example of Jesus who inspires us with his wisdom and mercy, who shows love and kindness to all.
WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER INTENTIONS:
NEIL LEO M. CASTILLO
RUBY JANE G. NAVAL
IN MEMORIAM (†)
LUISITA R. CHUA
For the repose of the soul of Rossy Reinoso.
Finally, we pray for one another, for those who have asked our prayers and for those who need our prayers the most.
Have a good day!
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