23rd Week in Ordinary Time : Friday, 11th September 2020

Daily Word Of God

Luke 6:39-42

Jesus told a parable to his disciples, ‘Can one blind person guide another? Surely both will fall into a pit?  Disciple is not superior to teacher; but fully trained disciple will be like teacher. Why do you observe the splinter in your brother’s eye and never notice the great log in your own?

‘How can you say to your brother, “Brother, let me take out that splinter in your eye,” when you cannot see the great log in your own? Hypocrite! Take the log out of your own eye first, and then you will see clearly enough to take out the splinter in your brother’s eye.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Jesus’ parable of a person with a log in his eye while trying to remove a speck from another person’s eye reminds us that we have more serious faults than those whom we criticize.


  • Self-righteousness is one of the most difficult sins to avoid because we tend to be judgmental of the faults of others but are blind to our own faults.


  • Pray for the grace of humility to admit our own faults and try to see the good in others. Learn to show more compassion to those who have wronged us.