Luke 6:37-42 "Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.”
He also told them a parable: “Can a blind person guide a blind person? Will not both fall into a pit? A disciple is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully qualified will be like the teacher. Why do you see the speck in your neighbour’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your neighbor, ‘Friend, let me take out the speck in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the 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 neighbour’s eye."
Reflection. More from the sermon on the plain. Once again it is pretty plain speaking as well. Once more Jesus is counter cultural. Once again Jesus makes us pause and consider our own actions and thoughts and deeper mindset.
Are we judgemental?
Are we forgiving?
Are we givers?
Are we qualified guides?
Are we like football fans, who never see offences by their team and everything by the opposition?
How would Jesus have answered those questions if asked of him...
Prayer. Thanks be to God for the Holy Spirit who comes to help us be more like Jesus. Amen.