I have nothing against people who smoke, I just found this video interesting when the kids approached those smoking, were told all the bad effects and consequences of smoking yet they had a cigarette in hand. It’s easy to tell kids not to smoke but for it to make any kind of sense, the way we live should back it up.
Like when I’m told by someone who’s kinda overweight, “Ang taba mo na!” I want to tell them, “Have you seen yourself in the mirror lately?” but I don’t except whip out a smile. It’s annoying to me because it’s hard to bind the two together in my head. At times when I’m not careful I can come across as hypocritical too. It’s so much easier to point out the faults and hypocrisy of others than to identify our own shortcomings.
“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? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
Rather than trying to find fault in the things people say and do why don’t we align ourselves with the character of Christ. It’s not a feat we can do on our own apart from the Holy Spirit, who produces the Christ-like character in us. Actions do speak louder than words, so let’s live out our lives according to the Word of God with the help of His Spirit so as to drown out any kind of words we may want to hurl at others.