A kindergarten lesson:
Look up. Find something to criticize.
Point at it with your “pointer” finger.
Notice that three fingers point right back at you.
A grown up lesson:
I try to keep this phonmenon in mind whenever I’m tempted to point out someone else’s shortcomings.
It applies to everyone. Even Gandhi.
One of my favorite quotes from Gandhi goes like this:
“I have only three enemies. My favorite enemy, the one most easily influenced for the better, is the British Empire. My second enemy, the Indian people, is far more difficult. But my most formidable opponent is a man named Mohandas K. Gandhi. With him I seem to have very little influence.”
Gandhi obviously loves his enemies. Like Jesus taught. Loving your enemy is SO hard!
By George, I try!
It would be good for my fellow countrymen and women to take Gandhi’s enemy list seriously.
What’s wrong can be fixed most quickly if we look in the mirror first, in our neighborhoods second, and overseas last of all.