Take Care of the Log in Our Own Eye

A man tries to cross a street. However, when he steps off the curb a car comes screaming around the corner and heads straight for him. The man walks faster, trying to hurry across the street, but the car changes lanes and is still coming at him. So the guy turns around to go back, but the car changes lanes again and is still coming at him. By now, the car is so close and the man so scared that he just stops in the middle of the road. The car gets real close, then swerves at the last possible moment and stops next to the man. The driver rolls down the window. Lo and behold, it’s a duck driving the car. And the duck says to the man, “See, it’s not as easy as it looks, is it?”

How easy it is to pass judgement on how others struggle and think they get what they deserve. We compare ourselves and claim our fortune because of our virtuous and blessed life. 

Often it isn’t till life slams us in the face that we realise how others we scorned were no less deserving than ourselves.

It takes a duck moment, trying to cross a busy street, that we get humbled and realise our struggles may be our prejudices or misplaced assumptions.

Steve