Friday, March 2, 2012

Looking Through Windows

I think that one of the things we all have a hard time with is the way we view and judge others. We continually find ourselves asking the questions, "Why don't they do that the way I would?" or "When will they just figure out how to really do it?" The sad reality is that many times the fault lies not with them, but with us. Through our imperfect vision we can't see all the facts, or in other words things as they really are. President Thomas S. Monson relates Christ's parable of the mote and the beam. How many times are we more likely to identify the motes in others instead of noticing our own beams? We should all remember our own faults, weaknesses, and shortcomings and then strive to correct them. Then and only then can we sympathise with and help others in a way that Christ himself would. Then we are showing forth the pure love of Christ: charity.