Monday of 12th week, even numbered year

“Do not judged and you shall not be judged; because the judgements you give are the judgements you will get, and the standard you use will be the standard used for you.”
Tuesday 5 April 2016 — Latest update Thursday 7 April 2016

2 R 17,5-8 , 13-15a.18 Ps.59 Mt.7, 1-5

Monday of 12th week, even numbered year

“Why do you notice the speck that is in your brother’s eye and never notice the great log that is in your own eye? And how dare you say to your brother, ’Let me take the splinter out of your eye.”, when look, there is a great log in your own?"

The benevolent way we judge and act with our neighbours changes relationships in our neighbourhood. We are surprised with the change and attitudes we obtain when we se people with benevolence.

Jesu tells us to correct what is darkness in the way we see and in our live so as to see our neighbour better.

If I am bothered by another’s ’fault’ this means this ’fault ’is acting in powerful way in myself, otherwise this ’fault’ wouldn’t bother me so much!

We project upon another’s face what is hidden in our own heart, without us realising it. It in a subconscious process! The only way to be truthful towards our brothers is to enter into truth with God. God, never stops looking at us in a benevolent manner. He draws us to him by Love that has us grow. Cleared of any judgement, we see our families, our communities and the Church in anew light. And so we can build up the civilisation of love.

“Hypocrite! Take the log out o your own eye first, and then you will see clearly enough to take the splinter out of your brother’s eye.”

Jesus asks us not to judge quickly and unfairly a deed or a person but to reflect first of all about our own attitude in similar circumstances. If we have committed a similar error without realising it then our subconscious is at work. This situation reminds us then that we are fragile. We often judge with the intention of serving God and helping our brothers but it is not in an appropriate manner, but for ourselves so as to have a good conscience.

When we see other peoples’ sins, our own appear! It can happen that we ’take away the speck’ in the eye of someone else without seeing the log in our own!

Jesus is total and absolute benevolence, in Him there is no accusation. In Jesus’ gaze, we contemplate God’s benevolence. It is the gaze we need to edify ourselves in Christ. If we see each other as beloved people of God, then we shall be in God’s gaze and everything will change in families, couples and with the children. Everything will change for the community because we shall look at each other in a different manner.

We ask for a real deliverance in prayer, for Jesus can truly save us. The apocalypse reveals that the one who accuses is the liar right from the origins. It is ’the accuser of brothers, who accuses day and night.“”Do not judge, and you will not be judged ; because the judgements you give are the judgements you will get.“Jesus unmasks our projections in order to deliver us from them. ’The measure you use for others is the measure that will be used for you too.”

We like a benevolent gaze that encourages us and helps us to grow. It is in the measure we shall love that we shall grow.

For sure it is necessary to have prudence towards others, it makes us progress in love. Faced with the adversity which acts with violence to destroy the Love of Jesus, I have to react. Yet a gaze that encourages us helps us stand up on our feet again, allowing us to look at each other in the truth of love. If we have the desire to remain in Jesus, we shall see good and bad things. But we shall ask Jesus to give a judgement and we shall give over to him all judgement for Him to enlighten it. That will help us remain with Him, not to judge at each moment what everyone does : ’The measure you use for others will serve also for yourself."

We ask for the grace to be freed from adversary so as to become Jesus’ friend.