When you are offended at any man’s fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger. (Epictetus, 1st & 2nd century Greek Stoic philosopher)

When you see someone’s evil deeds and failings, does it make you angry? Perhaps it should. We ought to be angry when people are hurt by the hateful words and actions of others. But, such events should cause us to examine our own hearts and lives, too. Are we guilty, also, of hurting others, intentionally or accidently?

Do not judge, or you too will be judged. . . . 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 7:1, 3).