5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye. Matthew 7:5 ES
Jesus addresses hypocritical judging in a straight forward way. Any of us can get the contrasting visual between a speck and a log. Jesus criticism of our criticism is just and fair. He, as God has a clear view of what sin really is. He points out that we must look at ourselves before we begin to judge others sins.
The true judge tells us to judge ourselves. He does this knowing that if we are honest with ourselves we will be more merciful toward others.
When we clear up our view of ourselves, we will get a clearer view of similar weaknesses that we all share. With a clearer view we will be more likely to help others rather than hinder.
So today, let's begin doing the necessary logging in our lives so we can help others rather than judge them.
(C) 2013 Leo J. Woodman