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Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to 
the plank in your own eye? - Matthew 7:3 (NIV)

For years, my husband and I shared the sink in our bathroom. Toothpaste splatter was always on the faucet — the spots put there, I was certain, by my husband. And it was a constant irritation to me. I would see the splatter and think, Why can’t he clean up...

Today's Prayer
Dear Father, help us to be aware of our failings and to be gentle with ourselves and others. As Jesus taught us, we pray, “Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation” (Luke 11:2-4, NIV). Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 7:1-5

Thought for the Day

When I am tempted to judge others, God can help me reflect on my own faults.

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Jesus is speaking to us . . .

"Many of us are used to the idea that we might speak to God or to Jesus. Maybe at times it feels like shouting into the darkness or whatnot, but it’s not hard to do—at least as an imaginative exercise. What’s harder—even imaginatively—is to try to hear Jesus speaking to us. Are we just making things up? Are we just using Jesus as a puppet to say whatever we want to hear?" READ MORE