“And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own.” (Luke 6:41)
It’s one of those rare moments when Jesus is telling a joke. Obviously you can’t have a log in your eye…
Or can you?
Can there be something so blatantly obvious that needs sorting right in front of you before you can go and sort out your friend’s minor problem?
Something like a metaphorical log? Something that’s stopping you being the person you could be? Something that is huge, easy to sort out?
That’s what Jesus is on about here. Sort yourself out first.
What’s the number one rule in first aid? What should you do when arriving at the scene? Deal with the patient? NO!!!! The first thing is to make sure that something in the scene will not endanger YOU. Check for danger. THEN sort out the patient.
Make sure your own problems are sorted BEFORE attempting to tackle your friend’s problems.