Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Prayer for Thursday, April 21, 2011

“The Log in Your Own Eye”

You would think that a log in your own eye would get in the way of seeing a speck in your neighbor’s eye—but no.

Human nature, complicated by our sinfulness, allows and even causes us to perform the amazing feat of ignoring a glaring sin, problem, discrepancy, or contradiction in our own lives while simultaneously noticing the smallest sin, problem, discrepancy, or contradiction in someone else’s life.

Forgive us, Lord, for justifying ourselves while we condemn others.

Give us, Lord, the integrity to take a good hard look at who and how we really are so that we can seek and accept your grace that will do something about us.


“Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye?” (Matthew 7:3)

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