and Gary asked him what was on his mind. The man replied, "When you started you sermon, I was thinking about a certain person, but halfway through I began to think of someone else. I realized that the brother I liked least was me. I do not like what I have become."
When Gary told me this it reminded me of a famous anecdote from the life of the great British writer, G.K. Chesterton. When a newspaper posed the question, ‘What’s Wrong with the World?’ Chesterton wrote a brief letter in response:
Dear Sirs:Other people may have lots of problems, but as Jesus said, we should first take the log out of our own eye before we pick specks from others (Matthew 7:5). Ray Stevens put it like this:
G. K. Chesterton.
A little private conversation, a little self examinationA little attitude correction, a little soul search and inspectionStart headin' in the right directionTake a little walk (take a little walk)Have a little talk with myseelf