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Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/090916.cfm
Jesus told his disciples a parable: “Can a blind person guide a blind person? Will not both fall into a pit? No disciple is superior to the teacher; but when fully trained, every disciple will be like his teacher. Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own? How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me remove that splinter in your eye,’ when you do not even notice the wooden beam in your own eye? You hypocrite! Remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter in your brother’s eye.”
How much easier it is to see others faults than our own. It takes much thought and discernment to see where we need to improve. And when others see our faults much better than their own, we need to pray and discern if they are right and how can we change. Finding faults is easy. Fixing faults is very difficult. Are you a finder or fixer?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, when I see faults in others, help me to hold my tongue and consider my faults first. Help me to see what others might criticize in me and give me the grace to change it. In Jesus’ holy name I give you praise and honor, Amen!
How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord, mighty God!