Inspirational Messages

    Looking through Windows


    We should be careful how we judge others, as we may be looking at them through our own "unclean windows." Read President Monson's full address, "Charity Never Faileth" here:


      [JAZZ MUSIC PLAYING] Sweetheart?


      Did her mother never teach her to clean properly? Oh.

      Well, will you look at that? She's finally learned how to clean her laundry. I wonder how she did it.

      Well, dear, I have the answer for you. You'll be interested to know that I got up early this morning and washed our windows.

      Are we looking through a window which needs cleaning? Are we making judgments when we don't have all the facts?


      Said the Savior, "Why beholdest thou the mote that is in my brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?"

      Or, to paraphrase, why beholdest thou what you think is dirty laundry at your neighbor's house but considerest not the soiled window in your own house? There's really no way we can know the heart, the intentions, or the circumstances of someone who might say or do something we find reason to criticize. Thus the commandment: "Judge not."