Tuesday, July 25, 2006

I Myself Dont Know Wat to Call it - Hypocrisy, May be

"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? How can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,' when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye."

On one occasion Whitefield, English evangelist received a very critical letter accusing him of doing something wrong. His reply was brief and to the point: "I thank you heartily for your letter. As for what you are saying against me, I know worse things about myself than you will ever say about me.

Whitefield didn't defend himself. Probably because he wasn't guilty of doing the thing he was accused of. We often get defensive when we are guilty, or if we are more concerned about our image, or if we are insecure and need to appear "perfect" in the eyes of others.

The fact is, we are all sinners and we all have faults and make our share of mistakes. So, before we try to take the speck out of another's eye, let us first, try to log out of our own.....