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20050817

pointing fingers

too many people are pointing fingers. it is easy to find the faults in others, and sometimes it is hard to find the good - but if we all spent time looking for the good and not the faults, we would be so much better. but why you ask? why should we not find the faults of others? if a person is "bad" should we not call that and say, "hey, your a bad person"? well, let's see what paul says in his letter to the roman people:
Those people are on a dark spiral downward. But if you think that leaves you on the high ground where you can point your finger at others, think again. Every time you criticize someone, you condemn yourself. It takes one to know one. Judgmental criticism of others is a well-known way of escaping detection in your own crimes and misdemeanors. But God isn't so easily diverted. He sees right through all such smoke screens and holds you to what you've done. You didn't think, did you, that just by pointing your finger at others you would distract God from seeing all your misdoings and from coming down on you hard? Or did you think that because he's such a nice God, he'd let you off the hook? Better think this one through from the beginning. God is kind, but he's not soft. In kindness he takes us firmly by the hand and leads us into a radical life-change. [2:1-4]
seems straight forward. if you are the kind of person that finds faults in others, it's because you are trying to hide your own faults. it truly that simple.

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