judging

Encountering the Word — Matthew 7:1-5

Photography © by Andy Coan

“Judge not, that you be not 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, […]

Who are You to Judge

The question is hostile and condemnatory. It is a great irony that one has to judge severely to level the accusatory interrogative at another. The sacred words “judge not lest ye be judged” have been impressively abused by those with less than holy intentions. They are certainly words to live by when taken as a proper part of an integrated […]

Encountering the Word — Matthew 7:1-5

Photography © by Andy Coan

“Judge not, that you be not 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, […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

“Criticism of others is thus an oblique form of self-commendation. We think we make the picture hang straight on our wall by telling our neighbors that all his pictures are crooked.” (Archbishop Fulton Sheen; Seven Words of Jesus and Mary: Lessons from Cana and Calvary) Print this entry

Leopard-frames and new outlooks

Leopard in profile

I’m in love with my new eye glasses. Okay, I’m not really in love with them in the way that one human being can be in love with another human being, but I do like them an awful, awful lot. Because of all the writing and editing I do on the computer, my husband and I decided that it would […]

Don’t Play the Comparison Game

It’s common to compare. You see someone with a piece of spinach in his teeth and you immediately check your own smile in the closest mirror. Someone walks by with a stray hair sticking out and you smooth down yours automatically in response.  Or maybe your comparison with another person presents itself a little bit differently.   You could be sitting […]