Isn't it very easy for us to find faults with things and people? How many times do we find ourselves complaining about petty things... finding fault in the slightest discomfort. And sometimes, no matter how good a person or thing may be, it is still easy to find faults in them.
What does Jesus say about finding faults in others? The gospel tells us to see the log in our eyes before the speck in others' eyes. We often misjudge others while we fail to criticize our own shortcomings. There is an old analogy that perhaps we have read or heard already that goes like this - when we point one finger at somebody, three fingers are pointing towards us. It means, that most likely, our own shortcomings are three times greater than other people's.
There is a reason why the Church is referred to as the Body of Christ. The body, though many parts, work as one. The body, though composed of many different parts, is united as a whole. Let this be a reminder to all of us this Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, as we reflect on the mystery of the Body of Christ - The Church. May we continue to work with others towards unity, and building up a community that is centered on the love and mercy of God. May we become more reflective of finding our own faults than seeing the faults of other people, so that we may truly live our Christian faith as Christ's disciples. Amen.