Reflection on the Gospel of the Friday Of The Twenty-Third Week In Ordinary Time
When you point a finger at your neighbour, there are three pointing back at you! We have heard this saying very often, a reminder to first reflect on our own actions, before we find fault in others. In our families, we see parents nagging children or siblings pointing out faults of each other, when they cover or hide their own shortcomings. Jesus tells us to actively love each other, not to judge or condemn but rather be patient and forgive each other.
To lead the way, we have to be enlightened ourselves and we can do that by following the principles of Jesus’ teachings so beautifully explained in the beatitudes. His teachings are a way of life, love even those who are against you, do not judge, do good, bless and pray.
We can experience communion and oneness with the Lord, only when we can reciprocate his love to others, thus bringing out the divine in each other.