Sliver and the Beam

Sliver and the Beam

Mathew 7:1-5

Judge not,
to not be judged!
What’s dished in rush,
in time – dished out again to us!
Curious indeed,
the sliver in your eye,
my own the hidden beam. 

Have I forgotten;
from whence I came,
or who I really am,
or could have been, but not?
Looking far from inward,
see the sliver in your eye,
but not my eye – my hidden beam.
I denied it out of mind,
too righteous to be kind.
The hypocrite is seen in me. 

Rip out the beam,
from my eye.
The heart and soul,
will feel the pain.
Then I’ll know;
how to feel, to clearly see,
the sliver in your eye.
skillful surgeon I will be,
the scalpel’s slice; a softer touch!
a careful slower pace,
Christened hands of love and grace!

Joseph Hutchison, Rochester Hills, Michigan 2021

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