1 Daily Devotional Monday

“Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye” (Matthew 7:4)?

Hopefully, maturity teaches us that our outwardly critical eye needs to become an inward, self-evaluative eye; that my judgment of others is but an external expression of my own internal shortcomings. This is best remedied by intentionally immersing oneself into the broken humanity populating our world. Little that the church is intended to do can be accomplished inside her walls. Sanctuary religion tends to create the very problem of self-righteousness Jesus is addressing. Immersion, participation, and engagement with the world outside our hallowed edifices is the quickest route to minimizing a judgmental and critical spirit.

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