Sunday: 3rd March, 2019
Reference text: Luke 6:39-45
Luke 6:42 How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
In response to the question ‘how can we make the church better?’, Mother Theresa is reported to have offered this answer: “when you get better and I get better, the church will get better.’ In those words, we see a semblance of the words of Jesus in the Gospel towards making a conscious effort to make oneself better first.
Interestingly, while confident leaders take pride in the fact that they can change others, all they are really able to do is facilitate the process of change others undergo. This is the reality: we are not called to change others, we are called to love them’. Sadly, many are hooked to the notion of changing others that they seem to have forgotten that change starts with our own selves.
Truth is you are the most important change that must happen, but we have become proper hypocrites who seem to have perfected the art of ‘seeking to make every one else better but ourselves’. This is a harsh realisation, but it couldn’t be far from the truth. Beloved, we are often called upon to be agents of change, but if there lies logs in our eyes, our ability to remove the speck from the eyes of others and call it ‘change’, will be greatly diminished.
Remember # You have to get better first- change starts from and with you.