One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother as she washed the dishes. The little girl noticed that her mother had several strands of white hair shining in contrast to her brunette head. Wondering, the little girl asked, “Mom, why are some of your hairs white?”

“Well,” her mom replied, “every time you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turn white.”

After thinking for a few moments, the little girl said, “Momma, how come all of Grandma’s hairs are white?”

No one is perfect! It seems that many of us are tempted to blame others for our imperfections. Jesus said,

“Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged.
And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? How can you think of saying to your friend, ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye?

 

Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with speck in your friend’s eye”
Matthew 7:1-5 (NLT)

It’s much easier to point out the faults of others than to deal with our own imperfections. When tempted to blame others for your mistakes or try to make yourself feel better by judging someone else, stop, look in a mirror, and work on those areas you fall short in.