Reflections with Fr. Mark
In today’s gospel, Jesus warns people to “stop judging so that you will not be judged.”  What happens to us when all we do is judge other people’s actions, looks, behaviors, habits, etc.?  I believe, quite simply, we stop listening.  We can no longer hear the other person for who they are because the judgements we have made about them create a space which lacks the intimacy that relationship calls forth.  The result is simply a superficial relationship; or, at best, a relationship built on false pretense.

Jesus begs us to listen with an open heart.  In this kind of relationship there is a “hearing” that takes place which displaces any judgements that may have been put in the way and a healthy life-giving intimacy takes root.  The empathy that replaces judgement stops us from running around behind other’s backs and gossiping or commenting and allows a face-to-face discussion that shows emotional and psychological maturity, leaving a serene calm in the face of any challenge.

Spiritual Reflection: “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”

Blessings of love,

Fr. Mark

Parish Weekly Mass Schedule
(Subject to change at any time.)

Weekday Masses (In the church):
9:00 am

Sunday Masses (In the church):
6:30 am | 8:30 am | and 10:30 am
(Live stream of 10:30 am Mass begins March 7.)

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12:00-12:30 pm
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