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Before you read too far into this post, I have a disclaimer:

I have been ever so guilty of what You are about to read. In no way do I think I am Teflon, and this problem doesn’t touch my life (or my eye). So please read this knowing that I am humbly aware that I, too, am guilty. 


Something that the recent American presidential race has reminded me is that we are very quick to point out flaws in others. Perhaps it is because the candidates themselves did a significant amount of finger pointing, or perhaps it is because it is simply human nature to see, and draw attention to the negatives actions and words of others.

We are all guilty of doing this, in big or less obvious ways.

There are the couch potato sports fans, who argue and complain with the decisions of the refs.

The women sitting at a coffee shop, analyzing another customer in the shop.

The employees rolling their eyes at the new corporate initiative, coming down from on high … the employers rolling their eyes at the lack of buy-in from their employees.

The teens complaining to their peers about their parents … the parents complaining to their peers about their teens.

The Facebook status that complains about corporations destroying the Earth, followed by one of the same person showing her hot beverage in the new ‘seasonal’, and disposable coffee cup.


“As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one”
Romans 3:10

“If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves,
and the truth is not in us.”
1 John 1:8

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”
Romans 3:23

“And why do you look at the splinter in your brother’s eye,
but not notice the beam in your own eye?”

Matthew 7:3

I am finding myself, lately, to have words barely off my tongue and I can visualize a beam coming out of my eye, all the while prepping for surgery with tweezers to remove the splinter from the eye of another.

Maybe others are feeling the same.

Maybe that’s not such a bad feeling.

I bet that if we became more aware of our own faults we could do more to change the world than any president or prime minister, the world over.




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