A Beam in Your Eye - September 18, 2019

“Why do you notice the little piece of dust in your friend’s eye, but you don’t notice the big piece of wood in your own eye?” (Matthew 7:3).

Anyone who thinks Jesus never cracked a joke hasn’t read these words from the Sermon on the Mount.  Jesus envisioned a fellow who has a two-by-four sticking out of his eye.  He doesn’t see the log in his own eye but can’t help but notice a man who stands across the street dabbing his eye with a tissue.  He declares, “Don’t you know that if you get something in your eye, it can be harmful?”

On target?  Yes, sirree, Bob.  We have eagle- eye vision when it comes to others but can be blind as moles when we examine ourselves.  If you want to change the world, begin with yourself.  This is how happiness happens.