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Think of Others at Their Best Rather Than at Their Worst

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MY daily reflection and prayer:
Monday, June 22, 2015
Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

Dear my friends,
Here is the Gospel for us today according to St.Matthew 7:1-5

Jesus Christ says, “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, `Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”

This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.

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How easy it is to misjudge others. We so easily use to judge others with our negative perspective. It is very easy to conclude about others based strictly on how they look only. We then tend to judge others unfairly based on what we heard only.

Jesus Christ says, “Judge not, that you be not judged.” How can we avoid this poisonous sin by not judging others easily and unfairly? How can we not be contaminated by the world’s view of who is good and who is bad?

By saying this word, it seems clearly that Jesus Christ invites us to thinking the best of others. It is necessary if we wish to grow in love. It is easier to find fault in others than in our own selves.

In the Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist, while worshipping Jesus Christ we learn to make a discernment that we are not easy to judge others unfairly. We pray that we can always praise rather than criticize, sympathize rather than discourage, build rather than destroy so that we can think of others at their best rather than at their worst. We ask also that mercy, not hatred, leads us to forgive others.

Let’s pray: Lord Jesus Christ, you know our faults, weaknesses, and sins, even the imperfections and hidden sins of the heart which we cannot recognize in ourselves. But, you patiently draw us to your merciful healing. Please, remove the cancer of sin which inhabits our hearts for we trust in God’s mercy and grace. May we have ample room for charity towards our neighbor now and forever. Amen.

Kredit foto: Ilustrasi (Ist)

 

 

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Kasil sing ditåmpå bakal bedå2….,

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Welingé wong tuwå, åpå sing ånå dilakoni lan åpå sing durung ånå åjå diarep-arep, semèlèhké lan yèn wis dadi duwèkmu bakal tinemu, yèn ora jatahmu, åpå maneh kok ngrebut såkå wong liyå nganggo cårå sing ålå, yå  waé, iku bakal gawé uripmu lårå, rekåså lan angkårå murkå sak jeroning kaluwargå, kabeh iku bakal sirnå balik dadi sakmestiné.

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Untungé ayem isà diduwèni såpå waé sing gelem ngleremké atiné ing bab kadonyan, seneng tetulung marang liyan, lan pasrahké uripé marang GUSTI KANG MURBENG DUMADI…,

untungnya,

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menolong orang lain dan

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Kredit foto: Ist

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