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Oct 18, 2021

This is Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. St. James tells us: “Where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder.” How true! But how can we convert disorder to order? Friends, we can start by finding the goodness within each person; to celebratethe success of others; and to rejoice in the blessings theyhave received, mindful of our own and seek humility through our service to God and one another. Jesus encourages us to stop spending time and energy noticing and criticizing the faults of others. Rather, it is more prudent and charitable to acknowledge our own flaws and faults first. Each of us should start within ourselves. Take personal inventory each day, ever confident in the Lord’s power to change and transform us. Use that change to see others in a new light, then notice our own lives will be in order!