Let’s Sweep Around Our Own Door-Step

“Sweep around your own door-step.”
Have you ever heard that phrase?
It’s a reminder to us that we all have enough dirt around our door-steps that we don’t need to be concerned with the dirt around the door-step of another person.
We are all flawed. We all have made mistakes. We are all sinners. So, we don’t need to concern ourselves with the sin of another person.
In John 21, Jesus and the disciples are on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. The Bible says that Peter saw “…the disciple Jesus loved—the one who had leaned over to Jesus during supper and asked, “Lord, who will betray you?” 21 Peter asked Jesus, “What about him, Lord?”
Jesus replied to Peter, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? As for you, follow me.”
Let’s read again what Jesus reply… “If I want him to remain alive until I return…. what is that to you…. ”
Jesus is essentially saying to Peter, “Mind your own business, Peter.”
All of us have a lot of Peter in us here. Maybe it’s human nature to want to talk about the sin, or the flaws of someone else.
Recently, Tiger Woods has been in the news. On social media some people have really criticized him for what is perceived to be the flaws in his life. I’m not defending Tiger Woods but, we all have flaws. Everyone of us.
I have flaws. I have made mistakes. I need to sweep around my own doorstep as opposed to the door-step of my neighbor.
So, we all need to remember the words of Jesus to Peter… “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you….. follow me.”
Don’t be concerned about the flaws of your neighbor… let’s ask the Lord to help us deal with our flaws.. our mistakes… our sins… and not the sins of others.

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