There was a lady Mrs. Jones was her name. She was standing in the kitchen with her friend. She looked out the window and pointed at the neighbor's wash hanging on the clothes line and said to her friend, " Just look at Mrs. Martin's wash. It sure looks dirty. Look at all those gray streaks on her laundry!" her friend replied, "those streaks aren't on your neighbor's wash they're on YOUR windows!"
I heard that joke and quickly thought of the verse :
Matthew 7:3 [Full Chapter]
Why do you look at the [insignificant] speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice and acknowledge the [egregious] log that is in your own eye?
O how many times I may of looked at another human being in a negative way and found such fault yet did not see my own. I try hard not to do that any longer but we are human and sometimes we slip, right? Based on the above joke I just told you as a reference, instead, I try to keep my own windows clean so to speak. If I focus on keeping the windows of my heart clean and crystal clear I will see reality right? I will see the clean laundry hanging on the neighbors line!
Let's be quicker to look at others and find the good rather than the bad first. In this negative world we are to focus on building each other up not tearing one another down. The Bible said it best!
1 Thessalonians 5:10-12 [Full Chapter]
who died [willingly] for us, so that whether we are awake (alive) or asleep (dead) [at Christ’s appearing], we will live together with Him [sharing eternal life]. Therefore encourage and comfort one another and build up one another, just as you are doing. [ Christian Conduct ] Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to appreciate those who diligently work among you [recognize, acknowledge, and respect your leaders], who are in charge over you in the Lord and who give you instruction,
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