What Not to Look At
Don’t let an inability to overlook the faults of others be a fault of your own.
Everyone has imperfectinos (and we aren’t talking about facial blemishes). It might be an irritating habit or some other type of personality flaw. We don’t all have the intelligence, and we have different ways of working. So if you are looking for faults in someone else, you are sure to find them. But that is not the approach God wants you to take. Focusing on the deficiencies of someone else will cause you to think less of that person (and more of yourself). You will find it hard to cooperate with that person, and you are likely to be critical. God wants you to overlook the faults you see in other people. He wants you to be patient with them and assist them in the areas of their weakness.
Most of us examine other people with a microscope. We would be better off using a mirror.
Be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Ephesians 4:2