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Homilies :: Latin Rite
Monday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time Download This Homily

June 25, 2018

Monday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time

 

Gn 12:1-9,

Gospel MT 7:1-5

Jesus said to his disciples: "Stop judging, that you may not be judged. For as you judge, so will you be judged, and the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you. Why do you notice the splinter in your brother”s eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, “Let me remove that splinter from your eye,” while the wooden beam is in your eye? You hypocrite, remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter from your brother”s eye."

Partial Amnesia

 

 

“Partial amnesia” or “selective-memory-loss” is a disease or defect that we often detect among persons who are chosen or designated for special duties. This sickness is found among individuals as well as communities of both the past and the present. Those who are affected by this “partial amnesia” or “selective-memory-loss” could recollect only their rights, privileges and entitlements while they totally forget the duties, obligations and responsibilities associated with that assignment. The Israel, the chosen people of the Old Testament and the Christians, the chosen people of the New Testament, both are victims of this “partial amnesia”. They remember and take pride in being chosen and demand special privileges. The Israelites meticulously remembered the assurances given by God, “I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great.” But they completely forgot the remaining part of God”s pledge, “so that you will be a blessing. All the communities of the earth shall find blessing in you.” They forgot that everything they were entrusted was for free distribution. Their vocation was to be a channel of God”s blessings. This applies not merely to the Israel or the Christians, but to all. In the past as well as in the present and the future, creatures have only one vocation – to act as channels of God”s blessings. Their vocation is to be the incarnation of God in their unique form and in their given situation.

Jesus told his disciples: “Stop judging, that you may not be judged. For as you judge, so will you be judged, and the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you.” There is no need of jealousy or comparison. Each of us is unique and special. It is not up to us to evaluate or pass judgment on the success or failure. We will never know how far we succeeded in being flawless and selfless distributers of the divine blessings. Same is the case with others as well. What God expects from us is to be fully human and fully alive, realizing our potential and taking advantage of our opportunities. It is the “Partial amnesia” or “selective-memory-loss” that causes of much of our problems and miseries.

Dr Kurian Perumpallikunnel CMI

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