Friday 1Oth September 23rd Week in Ordinary time

All the Mass readings for today can be found here
Gospel: Luke 6:39-42
Jesus told his disciples a parable:
“Can a blind person guide a blind person?
Will not both fall into a pit?

No disciple is superior to the teacher;
but when fully trained,
every disciple will be like his teacher.

Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye,
but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own?


How can you say to your brother,
‘Brother, let me remove that splinter in your eye,’
when you do not even notice the wooden beam in your own eye?

You hypocrite! Remove the wooden beam from your eye first;
then you will see clearly
to remove the splinter in your brother’s eye.
Painting above by Peter Clare from here

Being clear sighted is a virtue but as the saying goes, We can all have  20 : 20 vision with hindsight. 
Our knee jerk judgments of others is usually “off the mark” because we can’t see inside the other person, or we don’t have access to all the facts, or we are swayed by instinct and unreasoning biased reactions to people.
There is a brilliant reflection here from the blogsite Notes from Stillsong Hermitage

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