Friday December 9
Let us constantly improve ourselves
  • Isaiah 48:17-19
  • Psalm 1:1-4,6
  • Matthew 11:16-19

There is a well known saying: “If there is a will there is a way.” The Jewish leaders were trying to accuse Jesus and John the Baptist. The same thing is taking place in our daily life within our family, neighbourhood and workplace. We are quick to find the mistakes and failures of others. When we try to correct someone am I doing it with love and concern? Or do I highlight someone’s mistakes to put them into shame? If so we too are behaving like the Pharisees. Am I having an attitude that says “I am right and you are wrong?”. There is no one who is perfect other than God. We are called to focus on our failures not those of others. Our priority should be to correct our mistakes. Further, we need to pray to God, to open our eyes to find our failures in our discipleship and seek the power of the Holy Spirit to help us to identify our weaknesses daily. Recognizing our failures is only possible with the power of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, let us ask the Holy Spirit to help us to live a life of meaningful discipleship.

Prayer: Abba Father, help me to identify my failures. Amen.

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