A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they were eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside.
“That laundry is not very clean; she doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.”
Her husband looks on, remaining silent. Every time her neighbor hangs her wash to dry, the young woman makes the same comments.
A month later the young woman is surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and says to her husband, “Look, she’s finally learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this.”
The husband replies, “I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows.”
And so it is with life…
What we see when watching others depends on the clarity of the window through which we look.
Thank you for being patient with our pettiness,
and forgive us for our quick judgments.
Please help us to remove the log out of our own eyes,
before we take into account the speck in someone else’s eye.
AND THEY’LL KNOW WE
ARE CHRISTIANS BY OUR LOVE
John 13:34 35
“A new commandment I give unto you,
That ye love one another; as I have loved you,
That ye also love one another.
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples,
If ye love one another.”
Matthew 7: 1-5 “Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote(speck) that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.”
I am sharing this from a post on Facebook. This message goes hand-in-hand with my last post, The Acrobatic Fish, on how things aren’t always as they appear, I am using the same Matthew 7:1-5 reference.