Sunday, the 24th week of Ordinary Time
Mass at noon: Tuesday - Friday
Saturday at 5:00 - Sunday at 9:00 and 11:15am
When the people gather for prayer, all are welcome.
Saint of the day - Robert Bellarmine
Readings for today’s Mass
Psychology might suggest that those faults of others that bug us the most are the same behaviors we can't see in ourselves. An old platitude would say that faults are occasions to correct behavior, but that only works if the other agrees there is a need for correction.
Look at your own faults in light of those you see in others. It may be risky because you might find that another's faults and your angst about them really say more about you than the other. If you are looking for a change in a relationship, it can't be one sided. Everyone involved has to be willing to take a close look at themselves and own what they bring to the table. Seeing our own faults can change the way we see others'.
Michael Jackson was onto something with his hit, Man in the Mirror.
I’m gonna make a change, for once in my life
It’s gonna feel real good, gonna make a difference
Gonna make it right...
...That's why I want you to Know,
I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer...
i have my own faults that are problematic. Sometimes i don't know why others can't just overlook them. This could work, but only if i can overlook some of the faults of others. It also helps for us to remember the first part of the quote from Sirach - hate not your your neighbor!