Monday, July 10, 2017

Wooden Beams

Mistakes happen.  That’s life.   But, too often we make people pay for their mistakes by enacting some sort of punishment.   Does the punishment really fit the crime?  

We’re all too human, and we trip up.  We make mistakes.   Some can be serious with others being trivial.  Regardless of the severity one thing is for sure, and it’s highlighted in the Lord’s Prayer: “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.”

It’s time we all practice what we pray and listen to Matthew who has Jesus tell us: “Stop judging, that you may not be judged.  For as you judge, so will you be judged, and the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you.  Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own eye…” (7:1-3).  

In other words, we all have beams blinding us to our own faults and mistakes.  Get the tweezers, or better yet, get the pliers and pull.  

Deacon David Pierce  

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