The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it. (Lou Holtz, former college football coach)

It seems to be a common trait among us that when we complain about certain kinds of failures, we are often merely reflecting our own problems. We seem to be most critical of the kinds of mistakes that we often make. It’s a strange phenomenon, perhaps, but it is cause for us to examine our own problems first before we criticize others.

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? (Luke 6:41)