“Don’t call the world dirty because you forgot to clean your glasses.” ~Aaron Hill
One of the things that we teach at a rather young age is how to make decisions, how to determine what is right or wrong, good or bad. That skill can help us incredibly throughout our lives.
But, what happens if the filter that we use to decide is skewed? If we view something though the eyes of racism, bigotry, intolerance, greed, pride, or any number of factors, we can easily come to the wrong conclusion about things.
Making decisions based upon faulty information can be a recipe for disaster.
The English poet, Aaron Hill, tells us not to call the world dirty because we forgot to clean our glasses. We know that the world is dirty; however, we must make sure that our perspective of the world is coming from as clean, as spiritually pure, a vantage as possible. Why? Because we are responsible not only for ourselves; we are responsible for those around us.
We are the ones called to bring Jesus to our world. If we delight in pointing out faults in this world while the fault lies within us, the people we are attempting to reach will (rightly so) label us as hypocrites and refuse to listen to anything that we have to say, even if what we have to say may, ultimately, point them in the direction of the Kingdom.
God does not want us to turn people off. God wants us to lead people to Him. Let not the world around us lead you. Let the power of God show you the way so that you can then point that way out to others.
FAITH ACTION: Before you jump to any conclusion today, check yourself first to make sure that the problem that you identify outside does not actually lie within.