June 25, 2018 Monday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time-B

2 Kings 17:5-8, 13-15, 18

Psalm 60

Matthew 7:1-5

“…the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you.”  Mt. 7:2

Lord, we have an expression that goes: “what goes around comes around.”  I think that means how I treat other people will be how I will be treated.  Nastiness begets nastiness, impatience more impatience, anger causes anger in return.  You begin with the admonition not to judge because so often what I see as faults in other people are faults that live within me.  I can easily spot their failings because I know them personally.  Judgement is your job, Lord, not mine.  My job is to follow your law of love.  It starts with giving those I meet the benefit of the doubt, seeking understanding with them and not giving up on them.  I will receive what I give.  If I heed your words and are generous, merciful and slow to judge and mindful of my own weaknesses and faults, you who sees my secret sins and imperfections will offer me the same measure of mercy.  And I am so in complete need of your mercy.  I give you thanks, dear Jesus, for your mercy and forgiveness.  Help me to extend the same to those around me.  Amen.