"Stop judging...." strong words from Jesus in today's first reading. Why did Jesus go after the scribes and Pharisees? Simple ... These prominent figures in the community had taken to themselves the role of playing God!
How easy it is to point the finger at others! Being judgemental seems to have become a notable characteristic of many people we encounter today especially TV pundits. And, unfortunately, that same spirit seems to have become a part and parcel of the baggage many carry with them today. Hypocrisy also is one of the realities that we see in today's society. How many we know who put on a mask that we known as a "better than thou" attitude!
So, the challenge to ALL of us today is to be most Jesus-like and to forgive those whose transgressions may have offended us. Forgiveness is indeed a BIG PILL but it seemt that if we want the forgiveness of the Father, it is one that we have to swallow.