“Therefore, you have no excuse, whoever you are, when you judge others; for in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, are doing the very same things.” Romans 2:1
I saw a bumper sticker that read: “CAUTION: I DRIVE LIKE YOU DO.”
Then I remembered another one: “I DRIVE AS BAD AS YOU.” I consider
myself a good driver. Most people do. Yet all of us are guilty of making
mistakes when we drive—like rolling through a stop sign, speeding, not using
our directional signal, and hurrying through that yellow/red light.
It’s so easy to see the faults of others and to assume that we are better than
others. The truth is all of us make mistakes, a point Paul makes in the next
chapter of Romans—”all have sinned.” Jesus came to bring grace and
forgiveness to us, which none of us deserves and all of us need. The Lord also
expects us to extend that grace and forgiveness to others.