For a Monday Morning Snack, here’s a short piece about mercy and judgment.
I looked out the window at the world, angry at all the injustice.
Then I looked in the mirror, ashamed at all of my own.
I looked out the window at two men in love, and my religious beliefs rose in offense.
I looked in the mirror, saw how little I love, and I was humbled.
Outside I saw greed ignore need and I was enraged.
Inside, I saw my own selfishness, and I was appalled.
I looked out the window at passion paraded and praised, and I stood in judgment.
I looked in the mirror at my lust and desires, and I cried for mercy.
I looked out and saw people reject God’s word, and I thought them foolish.
Then I saw my life contradict my professed beliefs, and I was disgraced.
I looked out the window at everything wrong, and asked, “God, what are You going to do about this?”
Then I heard Him respond, “I gave you a mirror.”