Fix own sin, not others


The Storyteller

Rev. Huey Wood


A man walked into a psychiatrist’s office with two fried eggs and a strip of bacon on top of his head. The doctor asked what he could do for him.

“Oh, I don’t need anything myself but I have come to talk with you about my neighbor,” the patient said.


First, let me confess that computers were made with zero knowledge from me, but I am told that one has been made that is so human that if it ever makes a mistake, it has a finger on it to point to the next computer with a sign that says, “He did it.”


Sometimes I get to thinking of how much better our world would be if we could just eliminate some words from our vocabulary — especially those words that are always putting someone else down or words that get all our thoughts off ourselves.


In our own prayer life, we would be so much better off if we came before God each time we prayed and made sure that we fully understood our needs and worked on our own sins and wrongs before we began to think of others’ sins and wrongs. You see, when we get us (me) in His will, we begin to look like the gospel and others will want to have it, too.


Prayer: Father, help us to know that it’s not my brother or sister but me standing for your cleansing. Amen.


©2002 Huey Wood