"Therefore, encourage one another and build one another up, just as you have been doing."
1 Thessalonians chapter 5, verse 11.
Do we really encourage one another as we point out the flaws of others, pointing out their failings, doing it in a "Christian" way such as saying, "You need to improve yourself here. Look, it's a problem. What would Jesus do?"
All the while our own problems fester, eat away at our Spiritual life, consume us in sin and surround us-- thus blinding us to the truth that what we say should gear toward us, and not only the ones we're trying to improve? How do we "improve" others when we need such improvement?
What do we build when we are so broken? Can we use each other to build us all up? I think so. But do we just keep ourselves afloat, clinging to one another, sometimes even shoving the other under the water just to keep ourselves alive?
"You hypocrite! First take the plank out of your own eye, then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye."
Matthew chapter 7, verse 5.
This was originally meant to be about encouragement. But then I got angry. So this is what happens when I get angry. LOL. Sorry, guys.