Several cricketers are adored in our nation. The number of products these cricketers endorse on TV is a clear statement of their popularity, they are adored and pampered and treated as small gods!
But when the country loses! The situation changes in seconds!
They are ruthlessly attacked for their underperformance. Everyone seems to know which shot they should have played and where did the captain go wrong. The media goes after them; the public goes after them.
A couple of years ago the fans of the Indian captain went on a rampage and physically attacked his place and vented their anger by pelting stones at his windows – A cricket god was being attacked! And later the captain of the Bangladeshi team was attacked by the fans as the team did not do well in the last world cup.
This is strange! So strange! Or is it? Pointing a finger is such an easy thing to do. Judging people comes pretty naturally to most of us. As it puts us on the pedestal, puts us on the throne of the Judge, feeds our pride and crowns us as the righteous ones!
So, whether it is the pampered cricketers, the corrupt government, the incompetent teachers or the irritating family member….everyone seems to have a problem and everyone receives the “pointed finger” from the self righteous US! And if you are honest with yourself, you have been one of the finger pointers too!
This is what Jesus says to the finger pointers
Mat 7:1- 5 ”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.”
The attitude of willing to see within, the attitude of removing the log from within and the attitude of wanting to change ourselves actually qualifies us to help others with the speck in theirs. Now I am not saying that the ones we point a finger at are perfect. By no means!
These verses have been provocation to me. How about you? What a wonderful change it will be when more and more of us begin to see within us, as a greater priority than the “pointed finger.”
- The case for the Speck or the log (kevilynj.wordpress.com)
- “Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye?”(atdaybreakandbeyond.wordpress.com)