Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Feb 27, 2022 / 11:04 am
Pope Francis spoke Feb. 27 about the human tendency to focus on the faults of others, rather than our own flaws and the harmful ways we often speak to one another.
In his weekly Angelus address, the pope reflected on Sunday’s Gospel, in which Jesus asks the question: “Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own?” (Luke 6:41.)
Here the Lord is first calling his followers to “clean up our gaze,” the pope said.
“What Jesus says is true: We always find reasons for blaming others and justifying ourselves. And very often we complain about things that are wrong in society, in the Church, in the world, without first questioning ourselves and without making an effort to change ourselves first,” he said.