Assignment Paper

And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? How can you think of saying to your friend, ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.

-Matthew 7:3-5

We are often blind to the ways in which we protect the interests of our own people group and blame others for the problems we contribute to.

Why is it important for us to recognize and deal with our own contributions to a problem before addressing the wrongs of others? What are some of the “logs” in the eyes of YOUR OWN culture (African American Culture)? How might these shortcomings hinder a move toward peace and reconciliation?

Length should be approximately 500 words.