After reading this Gospel, it brings to mind that we should refrain from criticizing others based on what we see. We don't know what is happening in their heart...only God does. We should not judge. We should look inside our heart and see the disposition of our heart...what is our reason for our actions? Also, Jesus reminds us to give alms, give to others what God has given to us. Letting go is difficult to do...in the beginning that is...for it does get easier the more you do it.
Remember, we are only stewards in this world, we can't take any of the material world with us when we die - we need to share our blessings with others. By doing so, Jesus tells us, "indeed everything will be clean for you".