I was convicted again today. I can be so guilty of judging others without considering my own shortcomings. This is really not a big deal, but it at least reminded me of this principle:
“Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? (Luke 6:41)
I drove into the office today and immediately saw a car I didn’t recognize parked in Michael Bayne’s usual parking spot. Michael is our Director of Family Ministry and one of my favorite people. (Please don’t tell him I said that!) As I was walking into the office I realized the strange car was Michael’s wife’s new car. Entering the office I had something new to pick on Michael about. (If you are not a guy you probably won’t understand this kind of humor.) I came barreling into the office yelling “Michael’s driving the momma car today.” There was a usual and expected exchange from this point that I won’t bore you with, but you get the idea. I love picking on Michael.
It was about an hour later when the thought occurred to me. I am driving our own “momma’s car” today. My car is in the shop, so I drove Cheryl’s car.
Are you quick to judge others, before considering your own faults?
I repent before you!
But, Michael, you are still driving momma’s car….punk!