Saturday, July 29, 2017

Log Eye

Matthew 7:3-5
Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your neighbor, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ while the log is in your own eye?
You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbor’s eye.
I love picture you draw for us here.

As the son of a microbiologist,
I imagine trying to look
through a microscope
to do microscopic eye surgery on someone
all the while having a HUGE 4x4 post of wood
protruding out of my own eye!

The hyperbole!
It is the thing of slapstick comedy!
A Charlie Chaplin skit for certain.


Oh, why do we not take the time?
to do the work of self discovery,
to do the work of self awareness.

Are we afraid of what we might find?

My own experience of self discovery
involves becoming aware of my limitations
and accepting them...
but it also includes accepting, embracing
and celebrating
my uniquely giftedness!!

remove the LOG
that blinds me
from my flaws and my gifts
so that I can help others
see themselves clearly
as you see us.

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