Watching the Neighbor’s Laundry

Matthew 6:22-23

22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Just came across this story and had to share it.  It seems a young just moved into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside. “That laundry is not very clean; she doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.” Her husband looks on, remaining silent. Every time her neighbor hangs her wash to dry, the young woman makes the same comments. A month later, the woman is surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and says to her husband: “Look, she’s finally learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this? ” The husband replies, “I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows.” And so it is with life… What we see when watching others depends on the clarity of the window through which we look.

Jesus said that the motive by which we view others determines how much light we get.   Do we view others as a means to our own goals?  Do we view others as people that want to take from us?  Or do we view them as those created in the image of God?  People are precious to God… see them as He sees them.

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