Monday, February 10, 2014

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time [Proper 1]*

Job 34:21-37
Psalm 12
Matthew 7:1-12
2Peter 1:1-15

The eyes of God are upon the ways of mortals, and he sees all their steps. There is no gloom or deep darkness where evildoers may hide themselves. But all human vision is obscured and inverted, for people find fault with others for the very things they themselves do and have done. This is why Jesus said, Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your neighbor, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ while the log is in your own eye?” Friends, in humble obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ, let us first take the logs out of our own eyes in confession and repentance, and then, by God’s grace, we may perhaps see clearly enough to assist our neighbors. Let us confess our sins.

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