Lee (10.01.08, 6:33 AM): Michael, thank you for all the directions you take this blog. I don't follow just for the photography, and frankly, I loved the "thou" reference! :)
dan r (10.01.08, 1:35 AM): hi noone- do you realize what an amazing illustration of this topic you just gave?
Maria (09.30.08, 9:22 PM): don't stop talking about this stuff! Of course, blog about other things - but a lot of us do care and need reminders!
Danny (09.30.08, 3:28 PM): I agree with Boz, we are all Pharisees to some degree. Easy to blame others, hard to do self correction (don't even think about being corrected by others). Michael, thank you for this entry that has become a reminder for me.
Boz (09.30.08, 11:29 AM): I think we are all Pharisee’s to some degree, and the more religious vs relationship minded we are, the harder it is to stay away from this type of mind set. Sadly, we tend to put less investment into relationships, encouraging, building up – thank you for you efforts Michael and for taking risks to cover so many different topics! Great blog as usual!!
noone (09.30.08, 10:10 AM): you lost me at "thou". you know how you can make me stop coming to your blog? talk about AND quote the bible. there are many other sites for that stuff! talk about what you do best.
Kathy (09.30.08, 6:19 AM): My version reads: Matt 7:3 And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me remove the speck from your eye'; and look, a plank is in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck out of your brother's eye. NKJV Not long after I started reading the Word daily, I was journaling and pouring out my heart to God about a particular person and situation that was getting under my skin tremendously and God showed me these scripures. I saw immediately what He was telling me....that situation and that person was not nearly as wrong as I was, because I was guilty of the same things they were doing...only worse! It's so easy it is to see other people's imperfections and flaws...and so hard to see our own! What I find now is that if there's something about someone that's bothering me, I'd better look at myself first because that same flaw or weakness is probably in me too...