In Matthew 7, we are reminded to be careful about criticizing and/or judging others. It’s easy to be quick to notice someone else’s faults while ignoring our own.
This passage uses an analogy to suggest that we look for the big log in our own eye before pointing out the sawdust in someone else’s. “Why do you notice the small piece of dust that is in your friend’s eye, but you don’t notice the big piece of wood that is in your own? Why do you say to your friend, ‘Let me take that piece of dust out of your eye’? Look at yourself first! ... First, take the wood out of your own eye. Then you will see clearly to get the dust out of your friend’s eye.”
This piece of art captures the message in a short version: “Don’t judge unless you are ready to look in the mirror.” Words to live by.