Pope Francis' Full Text Homily during the Eucharistic celebration
We have heard in the Gospel how Jesus explains to people the Christian wisdom, with parables. For example, a blind man can not drive another blind man; then, the disciple is not greater than the Master; then, there is not a good tree that produces a bad fruit. And so, with these parables, he teaches people.
I would like to focus on one, which I have not repeated. Now I say it [law]: "Why do you look at the straw that is in your brother's eye and you do not notice the beam in your eye? How can you tell your brother, "Brother, let me take off the straw that is in your eye," while you yourself do not see the beam in your eye? Hypocritical. First remove the beam from your eye and then you will see well, to remove the speck from your brother's eye ». And with this, the Lord wants to teach us not to go criticizing others, not to look at the defects of others: look first yours, your faults. "But, Father, I do not have any!" - Ah, congratulations! I assure you that if you do not realize you have it here, you will find it in Purgatory! Better to see them here.
We all have flaws, everyone. But we are used to it, partly by inertia, partly by the force of gravity of selfishness, by looking at the defects of others: we are specialists, everyone, in this. Immediately we find the faults of others. And we'll talk about it. Because to talk about others seems sweet, we like it. No, in this parish perhaps it does not happen [laugh], but from other parts it is very common. It always happens like this: "Ah, how are you?" - "Well, well, with this time, all right ..." - "But you saw that ...?". And immediately [we fall into this].
I do not know if you've heard these things, but it's a bad thing. And it is not a new thing: from the time of Jesus this was done. It is something that, with the original sin we have, leads us to condemn others, to condemn. And immediately we are specialists in finding the bad things of others, without seeing our own. And Jesus says: "You condemn this for a little thing, and you have so many bigger things, but you do not see them". And this is true: our malice is not so much, because we are used to not seeing our limits, not to see our faults, but we are specialists in seeing the faults of others.
And Jesus tells us a very ugly word, very ugly: "If you go this way, you are hypocrites". It is bad to say hypocritical: Jesus told the Pharisees, the lawyers, who said one thing and did another. Hypocritical. Hypocrite means one who has a double thought, a double judgment: one says it openly, and another secretly, with whom he condemns others. It is having a double way of thinking, a double way of being seen. They show themselves as good, perfect people, and below they condemn. This is why Jesus escapes from this hypocrisy and advises us: "It is more beautiful that you look at your faults and let others live in peace. Do not put yourself in another's life: look at yours ".