Yet, Jesus is calling us to look within ourselves and deal with our own sins and problems.
And let these humbling words of Jesus ring true in your heart: Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.
I think this passage is a reason a lot of believers are hesitant to hold one another accountable because they are afraid of being labeled a hypocrite or judgmental.
The magic to make all this happen is a great smile, good humor, and many times a good, long guffaw.
Also, they displayed a lack of compassion toward their fellow man and were often overly demonstrative of their so-called spirituality in order to garner praise Matthew 23:5—7; Luke 18:11.
If we have only a few minutes to dwell on our own limitations and faults, we should get busy with that.
This attempt at dealing with the sin in someone else is always preferred over dealing with myself and my own internal state.
If only they could try and remove the plank that rested in their eye, they would be free of this plank and they could then see clearly to remove the speck of sawdust from the others' eye.