Do you know what a "mote" is?
A tiny piece of a substance. A tiny piece! Have you ever thought about what that means? The Savior is instructing us that before we can even talk about removing the teeniest tiniest speck of a substance out of someone else's eye, we have to first remove the gigantic, hefty beam from our own eye.
I don't know about you, but I have about a zillion giant beams sticking out of my eyes.
Not casting unrighteous judgments upon people is hard, I don't care who you are. Because we are all imperfect beings, we all have those moments in which we are judging someone unrighteously. I add the word "unrighteously" because there are those times in which we have to judge people and situations in order to keep ourselves or our families safe.
"Now these are the words which Jesus taught his disciples that they should say unto the people.
But for the most part, the judgments that we make either in our minds, our words, or our actions, are judgments that we should not be making. We should instead be looking for ways in which we can serve the person we are casting judgment upon. Nothing brings you closer to someone than serving them.
I have put together a lyric video for today's song because the words are very powerful and will cause you to do some real soul searching. It's a good kind of soul searching and you won't regret doing it. I hope that as you listen to this song and read the words, you will do so with an open heart, asking the Lord, "What can I do better? How can I stop myself from judging others unrighteously and find ways to serve more instead?"
Who Am I? Performed by Nik Day
I am loving my second chance at life.
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