Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in someone else’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say, ‘Friend, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from the other person’s eye.
Luke 6:41-42 TNIV. From todays CofE daily readings.
I’m till rubbish at practicing this one!
Later in the chapter Jesus says that those who don’t put his words into action will find their house has collapsed. I know its a depressing thought for a Tuesday morning. But perhaps that’s a warning we Christians – with our disputes, arguments and petitions – should really listen to!
Oh… Did I just do it again?