Thursday, March 26, 2015

Daily Thought For March 26, 2015

Overcoming A Critical Spirit

Those who correct others should watch for the Holy Spirit to go ahead of them and touch a person's heart. Learn to imitate Him who reproves gently. . . .

When you become outraged over a person's fault, it is generally not "righteous indignation" but your own impatient personality expressing itself. Here is the imperfect pointing a finger at the imperfect. The more you selfishly love yourself, the more critical you will be. Self-love cannot forgive the self-love it discovers in others. Nothing is so offensive to a haughty, conceited heart as the sight of another one.


God's love, however, is full of consideration, patience, and tenderness. It leads people out of their weakness and sin one step at a time.

Monsignor François Fénelon