Logs, Specks, and Such
I never really thought of it until today. I knew it had to do with brutalizing others with cold shoulders or disdain or critiques that aren’t really helpful or righteousness when my own telescope lens I’m gazing with is dirty.
Today it seems to me that there’s another application, perhaps even more personal, although not altogether different.
I wonder if my disappointments or expectations in relationships, or “perceived” injustices, ought to be laid aside entirely until I get the impurities and unjust thoughts and actions out of my own life? Either I deserve the treatment or I’m not even capable of Seeing it properly anyway, until I get my stuff Right - or at least confessed and repented of and moving the Right way?
Just thinking and praying out loud....
“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged -- and with the measure you use... it- will - be - measured - to - you.
“Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”
“Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you.”
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”