...in acceptance

Published on 19 Mar 2016

Yesterday I found myself jealous of one of the people I live with: he has a greater success rate with conversation, charm, wit, stories and all that kind of thing. How to get away from thoughts like that, which were getting me down?

Words from the Gospel came to mind: ‘Do not judge, and you will not be judged.’ So, instead of judging my neighbour to be 9 out of 10 for social skills and me to be only 2 out of 10, I just stopped judging, and reflected instead that God loves me for myself and not for my social skills. I prayed to take that simple Gospel statement to heart, and already I felt closer to God, and was also better able to enjoy my neighbour’s wit and wisdom.