“A lady went to her Pastor and said ‘Pastor, I won’t be going to your church anymore.’
The Pastor responded ‘But why?’
The lady said ‘Ah! I saw a woman gossipping about another member; a man that is a hypocrite; the worship team living wrong; people looking at their phone during service; among so many other things wrong in your church.’
The Pastor replied ‘OK. But before you go, do me a favor: take a full glass of water and walk around the church three times without spilling a drop on the ground. Afterwards, leave the church if you desire.’
The lady thought: too easy! She walked three times around the church as the Pastor had asked. When she finished she told the Pastor she was ready to leave.
The Pastor said, ‘Before you leave I want to ask you one more question. When you were walking around the church, did you see anyone gossipping?’
The lady replied ‘No.’
‘Did you see any hypocrites?’
The lady said ‘No.’
‘Anyone looking at their phone?’
‘You know why?’
‘You were focused on the glass, to make sure you didn’t stumble and spill any water. It’s the same with our life. When we keep our eyes on Jesus, we don’t have time to see the mistakes of others. We will reach out a helping hand to them and concentrate on our own walk with the Lord.’”
How many times we waste times focusing on other people’s mistakes instead of evaluate our own lives for us to grow and be better persons every day? We have to remember that we are human beings, it means that we are not perfect, and while you are judging other for something you consider is not the right thing, you mislead that you have areas in your life which you are weak and maybe there are others who are judging you and maybe you don’t know.
The Bible says:
“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”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? (Matthew 7:1-3)
Instead of getting angry for the actions or sins of others, the right thing to do would be to follow the Bible principle in regards to this topic, reach the person, talk to him, and help him be a better person, and you both will be blessed (Galatians 6:1-2)
God wants us to treat others the same way we want to be treated (Matthew 7:12), and If we focus on Jesus, our lives will be transform into his image, it would be easier for us to see others with love, as he does.
God bless you!