Rom. 2:1-11 |Ps. 62:2-3, 6-7, 9 | Lk. 11:42-46
Paul is reminding the Romans not to judge others because it is out of that judgment of others that they themselves will be judged. Paul teaches them that God has no favorites and all people will be treated equally. Jesus is disturbed by the actions of the Pharisees and lawyers who have found ways around the rules. They love to be noticed and take the front seats and look for people’s regard. He also reprimands them for putting huge burdens on others and not doing the same themselves. Jesus asks that they live with love, compassion, to live out of the belief in God’s love for all people despite their social or monetary status.
Ponder these readings. How do they touch you? What do they say to you about your expectations of self and others? Do you have the same expectations for yourself as you have for others? Why or Why not? What might God be calling you to change?