Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/062519.cfm
Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not give what is holy to dogs, or throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them underfoot, and turn and tear you to pieces.
“Do to others whatever you would have them do to you. This is the Law and the Prophets.
“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction, and those who enter through it are many. How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads to life. And those who find it are few.”
How do you treat others? Do you treat them as you want to be treated? Or is your opinion the only one that counts and you let them know it? Treating people with respect and kindness is a lost art. When Jesus was accused by Pilate He did not defend Himself or hurl accusations at His accusers. He stood in silence and let them convict themselves. How do you treat people who do not agree with you? Are you the angry crowd or the silent Jesus?
Prayer: Heavenly Father when I am falsely accused or mistreated because of you, help me to be civil and maintain precious silence as Jesus did, Amen.
He who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord.