Jesus tells us in today's Gospel not to judge. It is so easy to notice the splinter in someone else's eye and not notice the wooden beam in our own.
I have written before about "the culture of encounter" as the Pope mentions this in different ways. It means going out to others, seeing the good in others, not judging but really trying to deepen relationships and form community. I am working at this, but have a long way to go as I find myself so often in a critical judgment of someone and do not see my own faults.
Let us pray that we may all be instruments of peace today.