April 11, 2011 by bobet888
Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.
– John 8:1-11
|April 11, 2011 Bible Reading and Gospel|
Judging others is sometimes our favorite pastime. It is so easy to pick out the faults of others — to see their defects. It can make us feel superior. Yet, focusing on the faults of others can often distract us from our own failings. We tend to see in others the very faults of which we ourselves are guilty.
We are all called to holiness. Life is but a brief opportunity to grow in holiness before we step into eternity. What we do here dictates the state of our eternal reward or punishment. That is why we have to be on guard against growing accustomed to our faults. God doesn’t want us to be mediocre. He wants us to struggle against our weaknesses.
– Father Edward McIlmail
Lord Jesus, help me to focus more on following you than on judging others. Show me who I am, and whom you want me to be. Grant me the grace to live the life of the Church – feasts and fasts – with enthusiasm, so you can transform me into a new creature.