“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Matthew 7:3

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Jesus said,

“Why do you see the speck in your neighbour’s eye,

but do not notice the log in your own eye?”

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– Matthew 7:3 (NRSV)

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REFLECTION…

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A good verse to live by.

A good verse to memorise and refer to every day.

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When we think we’ve spotted a defect in others,

we should, rather than focus on that possible defect,

use the opportunity to look at ourselves.

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Jesus wants us to exercise self-criticism,

and we need to stop, often,

pray…and look inwardly.

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How do others see us?

Most importantly,

what does God, who sees everything,

see in us that does not please Him?

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We all need to call out to the Lord

to get us to look deeply inside ourselves

and to help us attack and remove those many logs…once and for all.

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QUOTE…

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"To criticize, to destroy, is not difficult;

any unskilled labourer knows how to drive his pick into the noble and finely-hewn stone of a cathedral.

To construct: that is what requires the skill of a master"

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– St. Josemaria Escriva

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Search me, O God.

Help me see and remove all that is evil and offensive within me.

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