"And why worry about a speck in your friend's eye when you have a log in your own? How can you think of saying, 'Friend, let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye', when you can't see past the log in your own eye? Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye, then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend's eye."
Ok.... yeah... it's SO much easier to see other people's faults. We can see their downfalls with High Definition glasses.
Their 'issues' are amazing clear.
Their 'faults' are such that everyone should see them.
Their 'sins' are clear as day.
Amazing how well we can see other people's faults... when we ourselves have logs the size of telephone poles in our own eyes.
I bet I could tell you 20 things that are wrong with my husband (bless him), and I could probably 'fix' everyone of them.... but how hard would it be to change the table and looked at myself as strictly.
We are all like this, I think. We can see what is wrong with others much more clearly than we see ourselves.
Maybe we need to take time to think about that other person... think about their feelings, their motives, their family life, etc. Put ourselves in their shoes and THEN see how we feel about the perceived 'specks'.
I had to laugh when this verse came up tonight, but its something I really needed... didn't want ;)... but needed.
How about you? Are you looking around your own log to see someone elses' splinter?
Something very important to think about.
God Bless You!