"Jesus said to them in reply, "Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were greater sinners than all other Galileans? By no means! But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did!" (Lk 13:2-3)Human as we are, we cannot deny that we, at times, love to compare, contrast, find flaws and faults.
I am not sure where the "I-am-better-than-you" mindset came from.
Maybe, because it gives life color?!
Wouldn't it be boring if we are only centered on ourselves? if we will just work on our flaws and faults? Wouldn't it be unclimactic if we will not compare ourselves with others and be a better person instead?
Oh I am sure, our lives will be better if we know "our neighbor" has gone through divorce, death, adultery, disease, unemployment, denial, bankruptcy, jail time? Right?
It makes a lot of sense! NOT!
But reality it is.
Today, let's have a shift of mind.