I have a plank in my eye

Before I write this, I need to be very honest.  I have a terrible time with judging others.  It is a sin that I often carry.  

I write posts about hateful liberals.  I make jokes about democrats and many others.  I have pet peeves about many issues.  The funny thing is that I can post about hateful liberals and within minutes a hateful liberal will write back about hateful conservatives.  Who is right and who is wrong with their viewpoints?  Probably both.  It’s easy to find fault in anyone’s viewpoints or actions.  It’s easy to pick out the faults in anyone’s political views or religious views.

Bill Gates was on TV last night talking about his initiatives to alleviate poverty.  Everyone was cheering him as a hero.  I am thankful for what he does but I keep thinking “You still have billions of dollars.  You’re not suffering in anyway.  Go give it all away and then talk to me.”  Am I the only one that is this judgmental?  I still have money in savings that I could give to the poor.  It’s not billions but it is more then the poorest poor have.

A friend posted pictures of her pre-teen son on Facebook.  He had ridiculously long hair.  In my lofty standards of appearance, he looked awful.  I judged him and her as a mother.  Then I learned that he was growing it for “Locks of Love”.  Ummm, I had to swallow a lot of bile on that one.  It is easy for a girl to do that.  It’s not so popular for a boy.

If I have judged you, I apologize.  Notice, I didn’t say “Judged you unfairly”.  Judging is wrong.  Period.  I am pointing out my plank since I often point out specks.  I am glad that God is more merciful with me then I am with others.

Matthew 7:1 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

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