The late renowned Biblical Scholar William Barclay was on a train one day. He looked out the window at a white cottage that looked lovely against the backdrop of the green hillside. 10 months later, he was on the same train but things were different. There was now a layer of snow on the ground. Barclay was shocked because that “white cottage” now looked drab and downright dirty.
When we compare ourselves to others, we might appear pretty good, but, if we could see ourselves along side the person God made us to be, we might be shocked. We might respond as the tax collector did: “God have pity on me a sinner!” How much do we compare ourselves to others?