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"The Log in My Eye" - - by Rev. Weldon Bares

I heard a story a long time ago about a husband and wife who were getting ready for bed one night. The wife was standing in front of a big mirror and taking a long look at herself.

She said, "You know, dear, I look in the mirror, and I see that my face is wrinkled. I am overweight. My arms are all flabby and my hair is gray. " Then she turned to her husband and said, "Honey, tell me something positive to help me to feel better about myself."

He thought about it for a couple of minutes and then said in a soft, thoughtful voice, "Well, honey, there's nothing wrong with your eyesight."

Funeral services for the husband were held the following Saturday morning at 10:30 at the church.

Jesus talked about the difficulty that we sometimes have of seeing right. The simple verse is found in Matthew chapter 7, verse 5: “Take the log out of your own eye before you try to take the speck of dust out of your brother’s eye.”

You know, it is so easy to get on our high horse, to use that old expression, and to see the faults of others. It is so easy to become self-righteous and talk about how sinful other people are. But then we hear the words of Jesus about a log in our own eyes. Not a speck of dust, but a log!

Somebody once said, “Counting other people’s sins does not make you a saint.” So, how is your eyesight today? I don’t know about you, but I have to get this log out of my eye!

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