This is a daily game to guide you along your Spiritual Progression Path ™ . Daily Affirmation, Mentation Question, Quote, Scripture and Prayer Read slooowwwly and let the words sink in. It's up to you to find out how they apply to "your" Life.
In what way am I blind and just refusing to see the obvious?
"I was blind but now I see."
I can see clearly now.
For a more enriching experience, go down on your knees to pray or take it one step further and prostrate yourself (lay face down) on the floor while praying.
Father, often times my compassion and/or understanding for others is less than optimal, not to mention it is severely unattractive. I don't know who I think I am that my judgment of others is just, right or even makes any sense when I'm sitting in the middle of my own drama and bad decisions. It's not like I have been the gold standard of living. People are where they are, when they are, according to what they need to learn and where they choose to go. Certainly I have the power to influence others positively through my actions and reactions but judgment is Your's. When I think about my thoughts and actions, I should be embarrassed knowing that I am doing this right in front of You. It's not like I have been on the straight, narrow and angelic path everyday of my Life. It's not like I have been living a dedicated life to You every single day. Who am I to prop myself up above others? After all, You and I both know that I have done and said some fairly crazy and outrageous things while trying to figure myself out. It's been a battle of wills; my will wrestling with Your will. How could I possibly judge another person when You know their heart and intentions?
Father, from now on my contribution to another person's Life through advice, example, leadership or thought will have my soul's purpose of leading them back to You, so that they can hear You guiding them first and foremost and then secondarily following up with those of us who have something Good to add to them and not take away. Gently help me be the kind of person You created me to be and less of who I should not be. Please do not judge me as harshly as I probably deserve. Thank You so much for this kind and calming awareness today.
Through Jesus Christ's Most Precious Blood, Most Sacred Name and Most Holy Face, I thank You for this awareness. Amen~
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew
[Jesus said to them . . . ]
23 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You pay tithes of mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier things of the law: judgment and mercy and fidelity. (But) these you should have done, without neglecting the others.
24 Blind guides, who strain out the gnat and swallow the camel!
25 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You cleanse the outside of cup and dish, but inside they are full of plunder and self-indulgence.
26 Blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup, so that the outside also may be clean.
The Gospel of the Lord Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ
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