Rash Judgement

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” (Matthew 7 : 1-5)

Bishop Potter of New York was sailing for Europe. As he went aboard the large ocean liner, he found that another passenger was to share the cabin with him. After looking over his quarters, he went back to the purser’s desk and asked if he could leave his gold watch and other valuables in the ship’s safe. He explained that ordinarily, he never did this sort of thing but he had been to the cabin and had met the man who would occupy the other bed, and judging from his appearance, he was afraid that he might not be a very trustworthy person.

The purser accepted the responsibility of caring for the valuables and remarked, “It’s all right, Bishop. I’ll be very glad to take care of them for you. The other man has just been up here and deposited all his valuables for the same reason.”

— Sunday School Times


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