Tuesday, February 7, 2017

specks and logs

Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but fail to see the log that is in your own eye? (Matthew 7:3)


Jesus: "Do you want to know why you tend to see the speck rather than the log? "
Me:  "I'm not sure, but I'll bet you are going to tell me anyway."
Jesus:  "I certainly am.  I love you too much not to."
Me: "I was afraid you were going to say that."
Jesus:  "The reason you see the speck rather than the log is because of your fear and insecurity.  You have such an overwhelming need to be right, because somehow you think that being right proves to the world that you are worth loving.  You need to have your opinion valued and respected because you're worth and value are so tied to it.  When you begin to let go of that neediness, then I can begin to do a transforming work in your soul.  It is all a part of the process of growth and change.  Seeing the log rather than the speck is the beginning of that process.  That's because seeing the log in your own eye produces humility, and humility produces compassion.  And compassion is the best indicator that you have been truly and deeply marked by my love, which allows you, in turn, to truly love others." 
Me:  "Thank you for loving me that much!" 

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