One day a television reporter received a letter from a young girl. It read: “When I grow up I want to do what you do. Please do it better!”
When we see others doing something, often anything, we are critical and think there are ways they could improve their work. And, it is much easier for me to want to change someone – actually, anyone – than for me to want to change myself.
Jesus said, “Judge not,” and He wondered how it was possible for us to see the speck in our brother’s eye in spite of the log that we had in our own eye.
One sure way to improve the quality of our lives is to turn them over to Jesus and to measure whatever we do by what He has done. When He imparts His wisdom in our minds, implants His strength in our bodies, instills His truth in our hearts, fills our hearts with His love, we will be so busy doing His work that we won’t have time to criticize others.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to keep my eyes upon You, my ears open to Your voice, my heart available to Your love and Your life an example for me to follow. Let me be less critical and more compassionate in my relationships with others: in Your Name. Amen.
Scripture for Today: Matthew 7:1-5 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.