Sunday, June 24, 2018
MONDAY, 12th Week in Ordinary Time
June 25, 2018 - MONDAY, 12th Week in Ordinary Time
2 Kgs 17: 5-8, 13-15a, 18 / Mt 7: 1- 5
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."
In the first reading the prophet Elijah repays the generosity of the widow of
Zarephath by providing her and her son food during a great drought. He also raises the widow's son to life. 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.
We so easily make judgments on others. We hear or see something, we think about it a little, and soon we make a "judgment" on it or on people involved. Very often we talk about it to others and soon so many know, without real knowledge or evidence.
Often we judge as if we know more or better than the people involved.
The Gospel reading tells us to look deeper into ourselves and to recognize our own defects, sinfulness and hyprocrisy..
As a matter of right only God may judge others. 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:
Eric & Eunice Roxas
Willy, lrah, Arianne, Myrh and Oi
IN MEMORIAM (+)
Juanita Tejada (1914 - 1997)
For the healing & recovery from surgery of Alfredo Dy.
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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