We had a special visit yesterday afternoon. Some old-time missionary friends from Peru, Lennart and Boyan Lindgren. It’s been over 50 years of friendship. When Dad started his ministry in Peru, a few years later Lennart came to join him. I was a teen-ager at the time.
Dad and our friends from the Good-Old-Times in Peru
I could write a long story but there is no time for that now. I’m going to get disconnected from the web. My sister and Ola are changing providers and we don’t know if we’re going to have any problems in the switch, so I have to get busy with my weekly story and make sure that it is done.
The story is about the Plank and the Sawdust. Jesus taught that it is so easy to find faults in others and forget the “big ones” we have. In my story I have a big brother teaching his sister the lesson Jesus gave us in the Sermon on the Mount.
“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” Luke 6:41-42
Take a piece o wood and a tooth-pick and compare them. That gives you and idea about what Jesus taught. We worry so much about the speck of sawdust in someone else’s eye, when there is a plank in our own eye!
“First take the plank out of your eye!” That’s something to mediate on!
Forget even the “specks of sawdust” and you can keep friends for half a century!