“Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye” (Matthew 7:3).
The word translated as “look” indicates but a fleeting glance out the corner of one’s eye. It’s a needed reminder that our judgment of others is always superficial. We never know the full story of why someone behaves and acts out as they do. While being born a certain way, or social conditioning never justifies any behavior, surely, at the very least, we can be compassionate and sympathetic to the very real struggles that individuals are battling each day. As I deal with my own fragmented life, I pray that I am becoming more sensitive, merciful, and gracious toward others.