Letters of faith: Scripture sums up today’s world problems
The world’s problem
The world’s problem today can be summed up in one verse of Scripture.
As one reads articles in the Warren Tribune Chronicle, or watches local and national news reports, and / or watches news shows on CNN or FOX News, or many of our talk shows shown throughout the day, we see a problem arise constantly. We especially are seeing politicians express this problem many times. Too many times they say and do acts “to be seen” not really caring about people. They comment, “What happened to General Soleimani was good, but!” Then they can talk for a 1/2 hour about why they cannot agree how it was done. We see this also in corporations caring about stock prices and dollars, but not care about employees.
This is a straightforward problem. It runs deep into the deceitfulness of our own hearts. We can appear to be informed and well read about lives and actions, and be completely blind to our own motives. We need to “Focus on our own hearts, and leave the person next to you alone. It’s not worth it to always want to fix other people, when our own heart is unclean. Do we realize all the things we do and say in our lives towards others?”
Oh, the one verse of scripture: “Why do you look at the sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the log in your own eye?” Matthew 7:3. Let us remove the log in our life and then we can talk about the pieces of sawdust in the eyes of our children, spouse, in-laws, employees and colleagues. This has been going on for over 2000 years, but it seems to have really magnified these last few years.
Have these logs in your eyes shackled you? If so, then we need to take a hard look at ourselves. I see my own errors in my life that need corrected. We need to remember all those being mistreated, as if we felt their pain in our own bodies.