Back to Me

I’ve decided to make 2012 all about me.

Yep, it’s true. But not in the way you might think.

You see, I believe that this year I need to do a better job of living out Jesus’ exhortation to work on my own stuff instead of focusing on everybody else’s.

So I’ve been praying that every time I am critical of someone else, the Holy Spirit would give a gentle nudge to remind me that I have plenty of my own stuff to work on. He has been most happy to oblige. And I have plenty to work on in the next twelve months.

As I said, it’s all about me.

“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 the speck in your friend’s eye. (Matthew 7:3-5)

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2 thoughts on “Back to Me

  1. Jason says:

    Dr. Ward, there's an old monastic saying that goes something like this: God will save everyone but me. Why it might seem a little over the top or at the very least hyperbolic, I think it's a good reminder, like Matt 7:3-5, that we have plenty in our own hearts to repent of without having to worry about our neighbors sins. Keep up the good work.

  2. Jason says:

    Dr. Ward, there’s an old monastic saying that goes something like this: God will save everyone but me. Why it might seem a little over the top or at the very least hyperbolic, I think it’s a good reminder, like Matt 7:3-5, that we have plenty in our own hearts to repent of without having to worry about our neighbors sins. Keep up the good work.

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