Getting the Tangles Out
Trying to get a bad tangle out of your hair is painful and frustrating. The pulling and tugging and tearing inevitably invites the salty tears. Since it’s unhealthy and ugly to leave the tangles in, we’re wise to grab a mirror and a comb and work them out.
Far too often we encounter those unseemly people who’ve neglected the mirror and the comb. They walk around with gnarly snarls in their hair that make us recoil. What’s worse is noticing too late the backs of our own heads have been matted for an embarrassing amount of time.
“But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.” (James 1:25, ESV)
“Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” (Matthew 7:3–5, ESV)
About Scott Postma
Scott lives in North Idaho collecting more books than he'll ever read in a lifetime. He helps people cultivate their capacity to perceive and appreciate the good, the true, and the beautiful by sharing rich insights into the arts and humanities, meaningful perspective on faith and culture, and valuable tips on writing and teaching. You can subscribe to the tribe and follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus.