Daily Inspirations

Daily Inspirations

Friday, May 25

Saint Gregory VII

Do not complain, brothers and sisters, about one another, that you may not be judged. Behold, the Judge is standing before the gates.
—JAMES 5:9


It’s hard not to judge other people. I often go through my days making judgments. But through the years, as I’ve become more aware of my own failings and weaknesses, I’ve realized that my judgments say more about me than they do about the person I’m judging. Henri Nouwen writes, “As long as we continue to live as if we are what we do, what we have, and what other people think about us, we will remain filled with judgments, opinions, evaluations, and condemnations. We will remain addicted to putting people and things in their ‘right’ place.”

James 5:9–12
Psalm 103:1–2,3–4,8–9,11–12
Mark 10:1–12


Daily Inspirations are excerpted from 2018: A Book of Grace-Filled Days by Karen Beattie ©2017 Loyola Press. All Rights Reserved.


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