Judge not, that you not be judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother “Let me take the speck out of your eye,” when there is a log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.
Though I have never been a Michael Jackson fan, his song “Man in the Mirror” popped into my head the other day. The refrain of the song goes like this:
I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways.
And no message could’ve been any clearer,
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make a change.
We will resume our study on the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil on Monday. However, I feel…