Thursday, May 26, 2011

Plank Pullin'

My First Meme

I'm new at this meme fact I didn't even know what a meme when I saw it mentioned in a blog I had to look it up.

If you don't know what a meme is either, you can find a good explanation from The Daily Meme where I happened to get this quote.

"In the context of web logs / ‘blogs / blogging and other kinds of personal web sites it’s some kind of list of questions that you saw somewhere else and you decided to answer the questions. Then someone else sees them and does them and so on and so on."

So here it is my first meme...

It’s Plank Pullin’ time! The one day a week that we strongly resolve to ignore the multitude of specks and sawdust around us and pull one bona fide plank from our own eye. Matthew 7:3-5, style.

Hmmm...where do I start?

The plank in my own eye that comes to mind is the fact that there are people I just don't like. Sometimes I don't know even know why I don't like them, other times it is because they have an abrasive personality. I know in my heart that as a Christian I am called to show the love of Christ to everyone, but my flesh doesn't always allow me to do that.

My husband has a HUGE heart. He has a gift of being able to love "the unlovable". Me...I struggle all the time with this. I think it stems from the fact that I can sense when people are being fake. I don't like it when people are being fake, and to me to try to show the love of Christ to people I generally don't care for makes me feel like I am being fake. So, I tend to avoid people that make me feel this way instead of dealing with the root of the problem and learning how to be loving towards them. Painful to admit...but true.


  1. Oh yes, got this one too. Gah! Plank Pullin' always points out my stuff, even when I am not the open doing the pullin. Sigh.


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