Tuesday, 4 June 2013

How come?

How come, so often, both inside and outside the church those of us who condemn people for a particular thing suddenly find it entirely justified in us when we engage in the same practice?

You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. (Rom 2:1)

When those who hate gossip, themselves become the 'gossip mongers' spreading rumour and acting upon it, they not only get affronted when confronted but they often produce some convoluted self justification based on the fact that what they were passing on to others (not gossip, never gossip, not rumour always 'fact') was of such import or was so bad that they are actually doing everyone a service! 

When those who are so quick to jump to their own defence, often with anger in their hearts (they call it passion)when they are the subject of rumour and uninformed or just ill judged comment become the ones talking in angry or uncharitable terms about others it's amazing how,suddenly, it is entirely justifiable based on the other persons attitude or actions ......

When those who are the subject of someone else's warranted or unwarranted anger, the one expressing the anger is always out of order, but when they express anger it is always 'righteous'

Those who condemn the visible sin in others but happily continue committing hidden sins themselves act as if their 'actions in the night' are somehow more acceptable than others 'failings in the light'

The sins of some are obvious, reaching the place of judgment ahead of them; the sins of others trail behind them. (1 Tim 5:24)

Anyway, that's enough about me...........

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. (Prov 4:23)