Broken and Blessed

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Each has no idea what the other is going through…so why not be kind?

(Listen to my song “Changed” by clicking HERE)

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Matthew 7:1-2

“Stop judging, that you may not be judged. For as you judge, so will you be judged, and the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you.”

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Jesus tells us that before we address the “splinter” in our neighbor’s eye we should attend to the “wooden beam” in our own.

I have to smile at Jesus’ sense of humor. Can you imagine him laughing as he says this?

I am also amazed at his keen insight.

How often do we scrutinize everything we see and immediately judge what’s “good” and what’s “bad”, what’s acceptable and what’s not, what’s “in” and what’s “out” based on extremely little information? 

How often have we ended up completely wrong?

Jesus says each of us has more than enough obstacles in our eyes to cloud our vision…so we’d best focus our attention on our own improvement before focusing on someone else’s.

Each of us is flawed with areas of brokenness. This isn’t so God can then judge us as “unworthy” and reject us…but so God can embrace us in our struggles.

Our broken places are precisely the places where we truly encounter and experience God’s unconditional love.

Those places then become sacred places of transformation.

If it weren’t for the broken places in each of us…how would God’s Light shine in?

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Listen to the song of the day “Changed” by clicking HERE.

Sample and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

CD’s available for purchase at BillTonnisMusic.com by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

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About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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