Friday, May 15, 2009

"Mote" and "Beam"

Matthew 7:3-5
3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

We are so often inclined to note errors in other people, but we do not know how to deal and to get rid of our own sins. Frequently people begin to speak about somebody’s “motes”, to condemn in order to feel - “I’m not too bad.” But what does Jesus telling here? If we unable to manage our own sins and do not looking for help, then please be amiable, and don’t speak about someone else sins. Do not tell in other what they should do. Go and do this yourself first, conquer your sin, because only if your personal conscience will congratulate you for the victory over the sin, when happiness of personal freedom from the “beam” will overfill you, then you will be in state to help others to get rid of the “mote in the eye”. Your personal experience + truth, this is what makes us gracious, understandable, qualified blessings for those, who is still wrestling with their sins.

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