Pointing a Finger??

Posted: November 8, 2015 in World On The Edge

finger pointing

How many times have we publically ridiculed another person for something she/he has done while we have done the same thing and gotten away with it?

How many times do we point a finger at someone else to shove the blame away from ourselves?

How many times have we criticized a person to make ourselves look better?

How many times have we looked down on someone else because we see them as less than we are?

Why do we behave like that?

For one of two reasons. Either we are excessively interested in self. (narcism) Or we lack personal confidence. (insecurity) Either way we need to look in the mirror and see the earthly reality of who we are, or have become, so that we can change our behavior.

But what is absolute truth about who we are?

Each person–not just some people– each person is created in the image and likeness of God. So, any earthly look at ourselves ought to mirror God, shouldn’t it?

When we genuinely realize this, our attitude toward other people changes.

We want to help them rather than hurt them.

How do we help?

We accept that we are all members of God’s family. We show empathy to another when he/she is wounded by sin. We no longer hide our own sins, but ask forgiveness for them. We see each person living with us on this earth as God’s child. And we love them as brothers and sisters.

Why then do you judge your brother or sister?
Or you, why do you look down on your brother or sister?
For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God;
for it is written: As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bend before me, and every tongue shall give praise to God.
So then each of us shall give an account of himself to God
–Romans 14:9-12

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