The Plank in the Road
So, I glance over to my right and I see a woman eating a taco of all things while driving. I mean she's got the whole head turn thing going so as not to loose anything as she takes a bite. And then, I kid you not, she reaches down to take a swig out of her drink that is sitting in the dash cup holder - with taco still in hand. And then... yes there is more... we come to a light and she grabs her cell phone and so now she has the cell phone in one hand while eating the taco that is in the other hand. The light turns red and she cradles the cell phone in her neck to keep talking, takes a bite of taco and starts to reach for her drink. (I'm not entirely sure that her knees weren't what was keepin' hold of that steering wheel).
At that point, I holler to one of my darlings in the back of the Suburban to "look at that woman", and as I begin to point in her direction, I fling a piece of muffin, that was in one of my hands, across the front seat and begin to reach for my cell that is ringing.
Hmmm... what was that scripture about the plank in the eye? Ouch!
"And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not perceive the plank in your own eye? "Or how can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me remove the speck that is in your eye,' when you yourself do not see the plank that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother's eye."
Luke 6:41-42 NKJV
If I'm being honest, sometimes I really don't like this verse. I don't like looking in the mirror and seeing the sins that I carry and faults that I need to work through.
But, look I must.
Because, if I don't, that blasted plank will remain there and hinder my witness in Christ to my fellow sisters.
So, next time you are driving down the road and see that gal with breakfast in one hand, coffee in another, talking into her headset while jugglin' the steering wheel.... don't point and wag your "no-no" finger. Instead, pray for her... and then peek in the rear view mirror and see if there is anything hindering your view.
Oh, and if your in Texas and see that gal; pray a little harder - it's probably me... still working on juggling that plank!