Take the plank out of your own eye before taking the splinter from your brother’s eye.
As we grow in our relationship with Jesus we also grow in our relationship with others. One way is how we see others. If we continue to see faults in others then we are not growing in relationship with God or others. However, if we accept people with their imperfections and pray for them then we are growing to be like Jesus.
Remember the woman brought to Jesus for prostitution, Matthew the tax collector, Zaccheus and so many others who were ‘faulty’? We are all ‘faulty’ and need Jesus to fix us. So we need to love people, be patient and accompany them so they can encounter Jesus through us. This is what it means to live life in Christ.
Lord Jesus, help me to take out the plank in my eye before I try to take the splinter out of my brother’s eye. Help me not to be judgmental of others but rather look inwardly so you can fix me and I can be like you for others.