Examine yourselves to see whether
you are living in the faith.
—2 Corinthians 13:5
While Bob and Eloise were having breakfast, they looked out the kitchen window and saw their new neighbor hanging clothes out to dry.
Eloise said, “That laundry is dirty.”
For several days, every time their neighbor hung clothes on the line, she made the same comment: “That laundry is dirty.”
Then one morning, Eloise was surprised to see clean clothes on the line. “Look! Our new neighbor finally learned how to clean the clothes.”
Bob grunted. “I got up early this morning and cleaned our window.”
“Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye” (Mt 7:3).
When we come to the Lord’s table, we are instructed to examine ourselves, not others (1 Cor. 11:28).
Everything looks dirty when you’re
looking through a dirty window.