Stones & A Beam


I’m beginning to despair they will ever enforce the new cell phone and texting law in Texas, since I still see it every time I’m in my car. I despair because in the last couple of weeks, I’ve seen police officers in Keene, Cleburne, Joshua and Burleson on their phones as they drive beside me. The capper was this morning as I followed a Johnson County deputy as he ran a red light in downtown Cleburne, while talking on his phone. There would have been red lights in my morning commute, I’m guessing, were our roles reversed.

As I begin to work up my self-righteous indignation, the words of Paul to the Romans echo in my head.

I do not understand what I do. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing.  Rom. 7: 15-18

How often have I caught myself demanding justice for others and expect mercy for myself? All too often, I’m afraid. So today, once again, I’ll lay aside my self-righteous stones, to try and pry this ten foot beam out of my own eye.

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