12th Week in Ordinary Times : Monday 21st June, 2021

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Faith – “Hypocrisy”: In today’s Gospel, through the parable of the “splinter and plank”, Jesus reprimanded His disciples for being hypocritical.  Ponder on, “We are often unaware of our hypocrisy for judging others harshly for their sins, when we are probably blind to our own graver sins.”  We are called to be more compassionate like Jesus.

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 7:1-5

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Do not judge, and you will not be judged; because the judgements you give are the judgements you will get, and the amount you measure out is the amount you will be given.

     ‘Why do you observe the splinter in your brother’s eye and never notice the plank in your own? How dare you say to your brother, “Let me take that splinter out of your eye,” when all the ime there is a plank in your own? Hypocrite!  Take the plank out of your own eye first, and then you will see clearly enough to take the splinter out of your brother’s eye.’