New Living Translation (NLT)
3 “And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? 4 How can you think of saying to your friend, ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.
Patiently Set Ablaze
Well, of course I’m patient,
Its one of the spiritual fruits,
What would make you think I’m not?
Perhaps you’re not too astute?
Or maybe you’re just jealous?
You know, I’ve noticed that in you,
Riding around in that fancy car,
Has made you lose your point of view,
What’s that? You think I’m angry,
Well, you’re the one who started this,
Put down that walking cane, if you dare,
And we’ll settle this with our fists,
I’m warning you! You’d better step away!
Don’t start something you’ll regret!
Ouch! You hit me with a sucker punch!
Hey, old man! Come back here!! We’re not finished yet!
Well, as I said, when this first began,
I’m almost always patient to a fault,
At least until my Father shows me that I’m not
As my thoughts somehow turn to assault
©2018 by William Pierce
Forgive us when we are not patient. When we lose sight of our own faults. Help us to see clearly and act wisely in all we do. Thank You for Your merciful patience.