If I spill the cup I am holding and it contains coffee,
I would spill coffee and not chocolate nor tea.
In the same way, if my heart is filled with goodness,
the goodness spills into my actions and words.
And if my heart is full of evil,
evil words spill out of my mouth.
“For from the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks.”
The evil I see in others is often the evil we hate most in myself.
To save my ego, I project what I hate most in myself to others.
This way, I save myself the pain of confronting the evil in me
and instead criticize it in others in my delusional self-righteousness.
“Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye,
but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own?”
Nothing like a good coffee to perk me up on a Sunday morning
And realize the evil person percolating within me
To choose not to be critical for I am more in need of redemption that others
To choose to speak out of whatever goodness there is in my heart.