Let’s talk about warts.
Yes those little ugly things that can pop up on our skin. If we have a wart, we probably don’t go around saying, “Hi, I’m Gregg Potts; let me show you my wart.”
No, we may have warts burned off because it’s a wart. Just an ugly, useless wart.
All of us have warts. And God loves us in spite of our warts.
We all have flaws. Someone may have a personality quirk that bothers you. Someone else may have a habit that bothers you. Someone else may have some beliefs that bother you.
So, do you focus on those things that irritate you? Hopefully not because, as I said, none of us are perfect.
The apostle Paul said “making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love” (Ephesians 4:2). In other words, Paul says that we should cut one another some slack and not judge one another
We all have a tendency to judge others. There may be something someone else does that frustrates you. Do you focus on that flaw or do you overlook that and love them any way.
No human being is perfect. We are all sinners saved by grace. We have different beliefs, different personalities, different idiosyncrasies. If we dwell on those, we can find something wrong with every person on the planet. Or, we can, as Paul said, “make allowance for each other’s faults.”
Jesus said, “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?”
A Pastor told me once, “God loves us all; warts and all.” He was right. Don’t focus on a person’s wart; look beneath that to the heart that person