quietlotus:

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”

— Carl Jung

When you feel that gnawing of frustration; that rising of anger in your soul toward another person – stop. Who are you looking at? Who are you really seeing? We cannot see others when we are solely looking through our own selfishness. Are we really so virtuous? Are we truly so holy in the sight of God?

Listen to the words of the Pilgram: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Where in this prayer is there room to judge my neighbor? I am just a sinner. It is my sin that causes me irritation. The sins of my brother I can forgive. However, I know my own sins and how I have harbored them deep within my heart. I know what kind of a sinner I am.

Lord have mercy in me – the sinner.

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