Daily Gospel Reflection – Monday, March 18

Luke 6:36-38
Jesus said to his disciples:
“Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

“Stop judging and you will not be judged.
Stop condemning and you will not be condemned.
Forgive and you will be forgiven.
Give and gifts will be given to you;
a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing,
will be poured into your lap.
For the measure with which you measure
will in return be measured out to you.”

I believe some of the most difficult things in life are to reserve judgement, refrain from condemnation, and forgive someone who doesn’t seem regretful.  However, we are all commanded to do these things if we want God to do them for us.  If we want to be forgiven, we must forgive others who have wronged us.  We must show mercy to others if we want God to be merciful to us.  If we don’t want God to condemn us, we need to practice not condemning others.  Forgiveness seems to be the most difficult.  Someone once said that forgiveness doesn’t excuse a person’s behavior; forgiveness prevents their behavior from destroying your heart.  We should let God settle the score.  Putting things in God’s hands is not always easy, but it is always the best choice.  With God in control, everyday is a truly a great day to have a great day!

By Coach Dave Gaunce, Faculty