Mar 12v37 – Silly birds

On occasion, we have a crazy bird that comes and visits our car. It perches on the side mirror and then tilts over and sees its reflection. Immediately, it becomes angry at another similar looking rival being in its territory. And so it furiously pecks its equally angry mirror twin. While we can laugh at this behaviour, maybe we should be the ones looking in the mirror. How often have you met mirror people? People who accuse others of things that they are guilty of. “You’re so impatient!” “They are such gossips”. “Don’t listen to him, he always lies.” Our words are an insight into our hearts. Jesus warns us when he says, “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” (Matthew 12:34). We can easily be like the angry bird, pecking furiously at our reflection – seeing our faults in others. It’s why Jesus concludes by saying, “The words you say will either acquit you or condemn you.” (Matthew 12:37). Take a moment to consider what you say – what you accuse others of. Instead, let the words out of your mouth be kind and loving…as that’s a reflection we would all like to see. Open Bible –,,