Giving others the freedom to be stupid is one of the most important and hardest steps in spiritual progress.
Conveniently, the opportunity to take that step is all around us every day.
I saw a cartoon recently showing a book store. The section labeled “Self-Improvement” seems to be abandoned. The busiest section is labeled “Telling Other People How to Improve Themselves.”
It takes enough to be able to understand ourselves. How is so much easier to be able to notice things in others?
Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?
Bible – Matthew 7:3
I’ve noticed that most of the time, the things I spot in others are usually something more about me than them.
Anyone else notice that too?