A young couple moves into a new neighbourhood.
The nextmorning, while they are eating breakfast, the young
woman sees her neighbour hang the wash outside.
That laundry is not very clean, she said, she doesn’t
know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better
Her husband looked on, but remained silent. Every time
her neighbour would hang her wash to dry, the young
woman would make the same comments.
About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a
nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband:
“Look! She has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder
who taught her this.”
The husband said: “I got up early this morning and
cleaned our windows!”
And so it is with life: “What we see when watching
others depends on the purity of the window through
which we look. Before we give any criticism, it might
be a good idea to check our state of mind and ask
ourselves if we are ready to see the good rather than
to be looking for something in the person we are about to judge