(A reflection on Mt 7:1-5)
Looking out over the Black Hills of South Dakota on this beautiful sunshiny morning, I’m eagerly anticipating our family reunion beginning today. As much as I’m looking forward to spending the week with family, especially my six grandchildren, I know at times we won’t see eye to eye. And, I know those moments will be ripe opportunities to judge others based on my own flawed perceptions.
“Lord, help me this week to see the beauty in other’s hearts, to love them for themselves, and to recognize the beam in my own eye before I notice the splinters in theirs. Amen.”
(Daily 100: The Beam in My Eye was first published on the blog Reflections of a Lay Catholic)
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I wish I could remove not only the beam in my eye but the long telephone pole!!!
I am hoping that we can hold our tongues and enjoy life and lead by example and not judgmental anger.
Jerry Robinson said:
We had a fabulous family reunion without any real situations rising up. It was wonderful to see all my daughters (except Grace), and all six grandchildren. But, I told Melinda, as great as it was to visit with them, spending a week with six grandkids is certainly not relaxing. I need a vacation.