Own and Grow

In the Gospel of Luke (6:39-42), St. Luke shares how Jesus encourages us to stop the blame game and own our behaviors.

“First take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbor’s eye.”

When we make a mistake or a bad choice, own it and learn from it. Don’t pass the buck. Don’t make excuses. Don’t point to someone else. Own and grow! Own it and then help others to be better versions of themselves.

This is what the sacrament of reconciliation is all about. Admitting our errors in order to be forgiven and be a better person for it. We are in it to win it – not a prize but the satisfaction of living a life worthy of God.


Jill Fischer if the Principal of St. Dominic  Catholic School.