First, let me thank you for your faithful attendance at worship during these warm, and often hot, summer days. Second, please know that part of your Christian responsibility is to invite your friends to come and worship with you.
I have grown to believe that one of the most difficult things Christ asked us to refrain from doing is to judge others. Jesus once said to the crowds: “Why do you see the speck of dust in another person’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye.” It is a rather humorous saying because of the impossibility of having a log in one’s eye. Yet it makes a strong point.
I think what Jesus was pointing to is the truth that only the one who is perfect has the right to point out the imperfections of others. Yet, the temptation is universal, no one is exempt from the temptation to judge others. Perhaps it is because when we point out the faults of others, somehow it makes us feel superior.
One line that has become a classic for me is: “There is so much bad in the best of us and so much good in the worst of us that it ill behooves any of us to find fault with the rest of us.”
With love and gratitude,
Rev. Dr. Robert W. Bohl
Temporary Supply Pastor