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Logs and Specks

September 30, 2020


Leadership Notes


Do you remember Cliff Clavin from "Cheers"? If you're too young to remember, check out a few clips from the YouTube. He was the bar know-it-all. Trivia, obscure knowledge, and inaccurate information were all his forte. We are becoming a nation of Cliff Clavins.


Last spring, we became experts on infectious diseases. By the end of summer, we were experts on constitutional law. And just this past week, we became accounting and U.S. tax code experts. I'm still just trying to figure out how to be a better person.


Someone once said the answer to the question, how do we make society better? is as follows:


Each person doing battle with his or her own weaknesses and flaws.

Or, as Jesus put it, deal with the log in your own eye before worrying about the speck in your neighbor's eye.


I love how Natalie, who goes by the Twitter name "Kitchen of Oppression" {which is delightful}, says, "I think a big step in my sanctification was made when I stopped excusing some sins as 'personality traits' and realized while I may be more prone to certain sins, I don't

have to be a slave to them anymore."


We've all known people who say things like, "I just speak my mind," or "I'm just telling it like it is." I can almost guarantee you - here I'm taking the role of expert - t