So many defects

“If you have so many defects, why are you suprised to find defects in others?”

-St. Josemaria Escriva

Empathy, empathy, empathy is the lesson today from SJE.

If others are just as broken as me, why do I hold them to expectations that I could never meet myself?

Am I showing patience and kindness when other’s defects arise? Or am I responding with impatience and retaliating?

Lord, teach me empathy. Teach me patience. Show me how to love my neighbor as myself, despite their many defects.