It’s tempting – and easy – to focus on what others should change. What is more, it comes with a bonus: you get to feel self-righteous and be judgemental. Yet you know from personal experience that while this kind of behavior may take the focus off of you for a time, it ultimately can’t hide those things that will continue to cause harm to you and others until you deal with them. It may be hard, even painful, to start looking at yourself before you concern yourself with others. But it’s absolutely necessary. And I suspect it’s exactly why Jesus kept telling people they needed to get it right about who had the specks and who had the logs.