Monday of the 5 week of Lent ‘b’
How easy it is to judge others. We judge others all the time. And we may not say anything in a loud voice, but we make judgments in our thoughts: by the way others dress, by the way they look, by the way they speak or by their actions. It is so easy to judge and think that he or she is different than I am. When a person is judgmental it is hard for him or her to accept others or even to make friends, because by judging others we are creating a distance. In the Gospel today, people brought to Jesus a prostitute woman and told Jesus that by their law, she should be stoned to death. We all know what Jesus said: “Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” So easy to judge others, but it is much more difficult to be honest with ourselves and to judge my own sins, my own mistakes, my own faults.