Judge Not,That Ye Be Not Judged

There is a husband and wife who have just moved house. When they ate breakfast the next day, the wife saw her neighbor drying clothes outside the house.

“The laundry is not very clean,” the wife said to her husband. “She doesn’t know how to wash clean, maybe she needs better laundry soap.”

Her husband took a look but did not comment. Every time the neighbor dried her clothes, the wife always said the same thing.

A month later, the wife was surprised when she saw clean laundry on her neighbor’s clothesline. She said to her husband, “Look! She has learned how to wash properly. Who taught her, huh?”

The husband said, “I woke up early this morning and cleaned our windows.”

The wife just fell silent and looked at her husband.

Isn’t it a good idea to check in advance that our “windows” are clean? What we see when we see someone depends on the cleanliness of the “window” we look at.

Before we criticize something, it’s a good idea to check our thoughts first and ask ourselves if we can see something wrong from others. What we see depends on the glasses we use, if we wear sunglasses everything will be very dark, but if we use clear glasses we will see everything is very bright, depending on which side we look at.

“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? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?


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