Your Dirty Window
A young couple moved into a new neighbourhood.
The next morning whilst eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbour hanging the wash outside.
“That laundry is not clean,” she said. “She doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap”.
Her husband looked on but remained silent.
Every time the neighbour would hang laundry to dry, the young woman would make the same comments.
About one month later, the woman was surprised to see nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband: “Look, she has learnt how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this”!
The husband said: “I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows”!
And so it is with life.
What we see when watching others depends on the purity of the window through which we look!
It’s Easy to discuss other people, their lives and things that don’t really concern us.
Yet we tend to forget – our window isn’t that clean after all!
No wonder the Master teaches: Remove the plank in your eye first… Matt 7:5.
Are you in the habit of discussing others?