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GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
We hear it all the time. "Can you believe that guy? Could he BE any more childish? I'm going to hide his car keys; that'll teach him a lesson." #duh
Ah, the lively chirpings of the judgmental and hypocritical. Sort of sounds like the title of a bad after school movie. I digress.
It's funny, isn't it? The way we humans are quick to condemn a trait, characteristic, imperfection or flaw in others which we share but deny outright? I don't think it's any coincidence that we are often blind to our own shortcomings; nor that similar people tend to butt heads. It's really, really hard to admit one's own faults. Apparently, as easy as it is to identify them in someone else. I'm fairly certain I do it, too; though I wish I didn't. Dumb, vain humans. Hmpf.
Look, nobody's perfect. It's like my Pop always says, "There was only one perfect man who ever walked the earth and we hung him on a cross." #mydadisprettysmart
Looking inward instead of accusing outward; hmm; quite the concept, eh? Treating others with tolerance and understanding is just the right thing to do --- and examining ourselves is probably a pretty good start.
The point is; maybe your neighbor is doing the best he can; perhaps you should stop throwing mud at him? Besides, you may just end up with a little dirt right back in your own eye, you dig? #cleanupyouract #bekindandpatient
Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6-R. (4ab) Even though I walk in the dark valley I fear no evil; for you are at my side. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. In verdant pastures he gives me repose; Beside restful waters he leads me; he refreshes my soul. He guides me in right paths for his name's sake. Even though I walk in the dark valley I fear no evil; for you are at my side With your rod and your staff that give me courage. You spread the table before me in the sight of my foes; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Only goodness and kindness follow me all the days of my life; And I shall dwell in the house of the LORD for years to come.