Mirror Mirror On The Wall...

A reading for Friday, February 3, 2017: Luke 6:37-45.

"The world is full of fools and faint hearts; and yet everyone has courage enough to bear the misfortunes, and wisdom enough to manage the affairs, of his neighbor." 
~Benjamin Franklin

However, looking in the mirror in search of humility and self-examination is much harder and takes much more courage. Jesus was keenly aware of self-righteousness. If there was ever a man who deserved to be arrogant or self-righteous, it was Jesus of Nazareth. 

Yet over and over again we see Jesus identifying with the lost and broken and the poor. Jesus did not pity them or talk down to the least of these. In fact, may scholars have noted that perhaps the reason Jesus spent time in Bethany (ghetto of Jerusalem) was because he enjoyed the company of the poor and the broken more than the religious authorities and the rich. Could it also be that he found them more humble?

Our world, and our Facebook feed, is full of people that are ready and willing to condemn the behavior and opinions of others. I wonder if they own a mirror?

Mirror Mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?


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