From Matthew 7:1-5. Jesus continued His parable calling the brother with the log hypokrites (verse 5) which was the Greek term for an actor (two faces). Today's harsher meaning may have evolved from the Roman dislike for acting as a skill. This parable addresses observation exchanges between believers. Good advice coming from a hypokrites (actor) got resentment instead of attention, and Jesus called scribes and Pharisees "actors" to their faces. Spiritual brothers and sisters judge deeds and not hearts (God's dept), but it never applies to three groups. Calling it wisdom, Liberal politicians, "journalists" and children categorize log sizes.

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Deborah Johnson 12 Feb 2009

Well illustrated, AMEN!!