You mean that I can’t hold onto my ulterior motives? I can’t remain partisan, and retain my prejudices? I can’t be self-righteous and pass judgment upon all those who cross my path? The answer is “no.” You see, when you do these things, you stunt your own growth. In our humanity, we are all quick to judge others by how a person looks, speaks and acts. It is very difficult to stay objective and refrain from passing judgment. Yet that is exactly what we are all called to do.
When our actions are based on ulterior motives only (greed, gluttony, etc.), we miss out on the opportunity to love, share, and serve not only our neighbor, but the Lord Continue reading