6th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

One of the great blessings of our humanity is that we all get things wrong from time to time. That often happens because of the stresses and strains of our day to day existence. We seem to rush things, run out of time, react rather than respond and make instant judgements.

That is a reality, but what makes it really frustrating is that mistakes often occur when we are trying to do the best we can. 

While it might be frustrating it shouldn’t be destructive of a willing spirit. We can get things wrong, make mistakes, but often it is the best we can do in the circumstances, and we should be proud of what we have achieved.

That is why we always need to be so careful in criticising others. Clearly, the mistakes of others can impact on us, but we can be very quick, too quick, to point them out.

Why not presume that people are trying their best.

Showing our appreciation makes the World feel better, even if there are mistakes!

The bottom line is that we do not know why people act in the way they do, so who are we to judge. If you do point out mistakes to others, do it with kindness.

Just a thought!