“And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own?”
Did you see Saturday’s Kentucky Derby or read anything about it? Well, I was there (as I am each year) and the 22 minutes of waiting to see if Maximum Security had performed an infraction or not seemed like forever. In the end, he’d not stayed in his lane and when he drifted, for whatever reason, he impeded the progress of another horse or two and in horse racing that is a big no-no. If you have ever seen a horse and jockey go down because the horse behind got impeded upon, you’d understand how serious this can be. It reminded me that in our work, we all have our lanes and many of the troubles we have in the workplace are because someone would rather run in someone else’s lane rather than stay in their own and run their own race. We do this in life all the time and each time we drift, even when so well-intended, we can end up doing some serious damage.
Jesus is pretty clear where our lane is to remain with our sins versus those of others. Let’s consider that before we judge someone else today, or try to fix them, before we’ve fixed ourselves. Sadly, but in reality, we have plenty of lane to work with when it comes to improving ourselves.
Reference: Matthew 7:3 (New Living Translation)