It’s easy to see the big sins of others

The world’s worst ever ecological disaster happened in nineteen eighty nine when the oil tanker Exxon Valdez dumped most of its crude oil into Prince William Sound in Alaska. The whole world watched in anger at such criminal negligence. However, a news report put it in perspective when it said that Americans, servicing their own cars, each year dump one hundred and ninety three million gallons of oil into storm water drains. That’s fifteen times as much pollution as the Exxon Valdez caused.
I wonder how many of them were among the millions who demanded that heads of executives at Exxon should roll. It’s easy to see the big sins of others, while failing to see our own; which is why we should remember that Jesus said we should never try to clean up other people’s sight into we’ve cleared our own.

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