When The Other Fellow
When the other fellow acts that way,he’s ugly…
When you do it,it’s nerves.
When he’s set in is ways,he’s obstinate….
When you are,it’s just firmness.
When he doesn’t like your friends,he’s prejudiced…
When you don’t like his,you are simply showing good judgment of human nature.
When he tries to be accommodating,he’s polishing the apple…
When you do it,you’re using tact.
When he takes time to do things,he is dead slow..
When you take ages,you are deliberate.
When he picks flaws,he’s cranky…
When you do,you’re discriminating.
These words by anonymous writer capture the tendency of self-justification found in each of us if we aren’t careful.
For in the same way you judge others,you will be judged,and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you .(Matt.7:2 NIV)
Lord,guide me today and every day to see another’s actions as I would my own.Amen.