How are My Windows Today?

1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. 3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye. Matthew 7:1-5

I've always loved this scripture, but after last night's LDS Women's Conference, I love it even more. President Monson's talk made me laugh, cry, feel chastised and feel loved and accepted. That's a lot to accomplish in one talk.

Too many times in my life I've looked at others through my own dirty windows. Too many times, I've had to be reminded that my first impressions or judgments about others were wrong or misguided. I know how it hurts to be on the receiving end of wrong impressions and judgments. We need to be kinder to each other and easier on each other.

Some day I'll have to face my Savior to be judged for my actions in this life. If the scripture is true, and I believe it is, I would be wise to give people every benefit of the doubt. It tells us we'll be judged the way we judge others. Do I want the Savior to judge me as harshly as I've judged others at times in my life? or do I want him to be liberal in his acceptance and forgiveness of me and my flaws?

Because I want him to be generous with me, I'm trying to be generous with others. If I perfect this principle, I'll be in pretty good shape.

The meeting last night helped got me even more excited for next weekend.

***Next weekend is one of my two favorite weekends of the year. I don't have to dress up (even pajamas are okay), snacks are readily available, I can sort photos, scrapbook or color (yes, I like to color) and enjoy eight hours of inspirational messages that usually seem prepared just for me. I hope everyone can enjoy at least a part of General Conference.***


LL said...

AMEN to it all.
I loved his talk last night and I SO look forward to next weekend.
I do hope to pay better attention to my own windows.

Leslie said...

we all need to clean our own windows.

looking forward to conference. :)

Tawnie said...

I loved that talk. I found it on byutv and recorded it and John and I watched it again last night.
Wonderful words. A lot to cover and he did great.
I need to do so much better.
Excited for this weekend!!