May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/031317.cfm

Jesus said to his disciples: “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

“Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven. Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.”

Only the Lord can judge. We see people through our own eyes and our eyes cannot see a person’s heart, we cannot know their motives or reasons. Only the Lord can see that. Do you want to be judged on appearances or what is in your heart? Do not judge others and you will be judged accordingly.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to keep from judging others. It is so easy to look at someone and judge by my standards, not yours. In Jesus’ holy name, I ask for your guidance and help, amen.

Lord, do not deal with us according to our sins.

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