Thursday, June 14, 2007

Those Darn Planks.....

Why is it so easy to see the tiny bit of dust in someone else's eye while completely ignoring the "plank" in our own eye? I know the verse I'm referring to is quite graphic and hyperbolic (always wanted a reason to use that word), but lately I've been thinking about people in my life who are really struggling with this concept - and guess what, simply in my "thinking about them" - I'm struggling with the very same thing!

Perhaps we tend to judge others harsher on things we know we are experts on, because we've stumbled so hard ourselves or work very, very hard not to stumble on them. There must be something to that, because the things I struggle looking at others about are not the "big deal" issues - they are the little problems that I know are just going to get worse and worse, perhaps I know because I've been there.

I don't really have much more to add to this post other than the fact that I'm confessing how very "human" I am - I am so thankful God's love for me isn't fickle like the supposed love I demonstrate to others in my weaker times......

4 comments:

Colie said...

It's interesting because I've been thinking about this. It's the small silly things that I tend to judge people on. Then they add up and I get annoyed. Really it's all about me and perhaps my insecurities. Um, thanks for the good thought.

Jaffe said...

Hi, Nice stuff. I found a cool news widget for our blogs at www.widgetmate.com. Now I can show the latest news on my blog. Worked like a breeze.

JustMe said...

I struggle so much with pride and that high horse (see: my blog). For myself I've found it's true that the "kinds" of people who bug me most are the ones who exhibit my own worst traits. Like my emotionally distant mother? My jerk boss? Hmm...not a fun train of thought. Maybe I'll just go back to mocking Paris Hilton.

What I find most interesting is identifying the problem is only half the battle - I can recognize some pretty rotten stuff about myself but that doesn't change it one bit! But the Bible says that we can be transformed by the renewing of our minds, so perhaps with time and prayer and accumulated wisdom I can overcome some of my shortcomings.

BTW jaffe made a nice point. Wouldn't you like to add news to your blog? Maybe some advertising would be nice too.

StephieAnne said...

Yeah, Heather, I really felt like "jaffe" caught the true meaning behind my blog too - based on his comment, I feel like we really connected!