STOP AND THINK – Anyone can be a critic, but not everyone can stand up to criticism. (Kenneth J. Brown, author)

Brown is probably right, isn’t he? It’s easy to criticize. We see the mistakes others make or their decisions that seem wrong to us, and we hasten to make a judgment. When the shoe is on the other foot, however, we become defensive and argue that no one has the right to criticize us or make judgments about us. We should take a longer look at our own conduct.

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? (Matthew 7:3).