While it’s easy to spot hypocrisy in others, it’s much harder to see it in ourselves. (Michael Lockstampfor, creative media pastor)

If we’re honest, we’ll probably agree with the quotation. But, why is that true; why do we make such unfair judgments? Lockstampfor answers: “That’s because we judge ourselves by our intentions and other people by their actions.” We know that our intentions are right (at least in our own minds), but we judge others only on what we see, not what they might have intended.

Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged (Matthew 7:1-2).