Last week in my women's Bible study group, we talked about not judging other people. Ouch, that's a tough one, isn't it? It's always so easy to point fingers at others—to see their mistakes and flaws while overlooking our own. And, of course, when we point a finger at others, we have four pointing back at ourselves.
German poet, author and statesman Johann Wolfgang von Goethe put it this way: "Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean."
Yup, let's pay attention to our own front stoop, not to anyone else's. If each of us tended to our own business in that way, the whole world would indeed be clean.
I want to keep this in mind as I move into this new year.