I believe so much in the love and mercy of God. His mercy upon me I cannot explain as I do not deserve it but I accept it with thanksgiving, praise and glory for our Lord. I think about today’s Gospel passage from Luke 6:39-42 as a reminder to share God’s mercy with others … “Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own? How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me remove that splinter in your eye,’ when you do not even notice the wooden beam in your own eye?”
Focusing on this part of the scripture passage, I am lead to really look in the mirror before seeking to help correct others. This passage has humbled me as that wooden beam in my eye has been larger than me or Jesus would want it to be. My perception has also caused me to be much more silent and reflective upon myself rather than others. Today I realize that this type of behavior in me might be good if I stop right there in the passage. But if I continue on, I read … “You hypocrite! Remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter in your brother’s eye.”
God is calling me to responsibility by removing the areas of sin in my life so that I will have a clearer vision of His Holy Will. Then, seeing much more clearly, I can gently help to remove the little splinter of sin in my brother’s eye. My goal would be to seek to see clearly, so I can help others in the difficult and sinful areas of their lives. I cannot just be silent but must also be active in sharing the truth with love.