The Plank in Your Eye
Matthew 7:1-6 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.”
Have you ever put on a shirt and thought to yourself, “I look good!” only to have someone else give you a somewhat different opinion? So often I find myself looking at myself through a lens of self-appreciation that is hardly warranted. I wonder, if I saw myself, only for a moment, from the eyes of someone else, what would I see?
Maybe we should think about judging others the way we judge ourselves; we might be a little more forgiving.
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