depression comix #82

depression comix #82.

Seeing this illustration today reminded me of the bible verse that admonishes against judging others. I don’t usually use paraphrase versions, however, The Message makes it clear:

Matthew 7 1-5 “Don’t pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults— unless, of course, you want the same treatment. That critical spirit has a way of boomeranging. It’s easy to see a smudge on your neighbor’s face and be oblivious to the ugly sneer on your own. Do you have the nerve to say, ‘Let me wash your face for you,’ when your own face is distorted by contempt? It’s this whole traveling road-show mentality all over again, playing a holier-than-thou part instead of just living your part. Wipe that ugly sneer off your own face, and you might be fit to offer a washcloth to your neighbor.

Did you look in your mirror before passing judgment on another today?

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4 comments

  1. This post reminds me- I gotta carry around one of those compact mirrors women tend to bring with them in their purses. I forget I’m no better than the peeps I judge all too often.

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