We should not condemn in others the faults we have ourselves.

Wednesday, 10/16/13

In our first reading we have St. Paul telling us not to pass judgment on others, “Since you, the judge, do the very same things.” Going back a few verses in his “Letter to the Romans”, we can see what kind of things he was talking about. He had just mentioned behavior that was “senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless.

Since we at times, are guilty of the same attitudes, we should go easy in condemning them in others.

His saying such things, could put you in mind of how Pope Francis asked, “Who am I to blame people?” In saying that, he seemed to be admitting he has sins of his own.

Perhaps he was alluding to such faults by Catholics as their sinful child abuse, or their shady dealings in the Vatican Bank.

It looks like our present Holy Father prefers that we leave off drwelling on people’s sin, and instead speak to people about arriving at their high spiritual calling.

Today is the feast of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, who four hundred years ago was confronted by Jesus who pointed to his heart, saying, “Behold this heart which has loved men so much, and has been loved so little in return.”

Perhaps priests should give more pulpit-time to the love Jesus shows us, rather than harping on the sinfulness around us.we shoud not condemn in others we should not condemn in others the fsaults w

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