Monday, June 21, 2010
St. Aloysius Gonzaga
I imagine all the planks I have laying around could start a sizable bonfire! I notice Jesus doesn't say "if" you have a beam in your eye, he says "while the wooden beam is in your eye". We all have sin, and seeing our own sin is always much harder than seeing someone else's.
One more thing: I know Jesus is talking to moms in today's gospel. I have to guard myself from becoming a watchdog over my kid's faults. If I feel like one of my kid's behavior is getting out of hand, I stop and think what is my behavior like at this moment. Is there something I'm doing to get this response from them? Do I need to pull out any beams so that I may see the situation more clearly and guide them to right behavior?
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for setting me straight. Help me to purge myself of sin so that I may teach my children to live a life pleasing to you. St. Aloysius Gonzaga, patron saint of youth, pray for me and my children.
Posted by Catholic Mama at 12:00 AM