Straight Talk

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 4, 2001


Be careful when judging others A few days ago my mom shared a joke with me she had heard on the radio. It went something like this: An older man thought his wife was losing her hearing. He decided he would test her without telling her. She was sitting in a chair in the living room with her back to the doorway. Her husband stood in the doorway and said loudly, “Can you hear me?” He then took a step closer and said, “Can you hear me yet?” He took another step and said, “Can you hear me now?” Finally, he stood right behind her and said, “Now, can you hear me?” His wife turned around and said, “For the fourth time, yes!” It turns out he was the one who was hard of hearing! Have you noticed people often point out the faults in others that they themselves have. We have all been guilty of being too judgmental, pointing the finger at someone with three pointing back at us. We should take some advice from the book of Matthew. Let’s stop pointing out the speck in our brother’s eye when we have a log in our own eye. If you have any questions or comments, write to me at P.O. Box 1493, LaPlace, LA 70069. AMBER KELLER, a local teen-ager, writes this column regularly for L’Obser-vateur.