“First remove the plank from your own eye.” Luke 6:42. We should encourage righteousness in others, because it is right for God’s children to stir up each other to loving actions and attitudes. But we are all growing in Christ, so we must be neither judgmental nor patronizing.  Rather, we should build one another up.  Any other attitude reveals a self-righteous heart.  Lord, help our expectations of others to be tempered by an awareness of our own weakness. The better we know ourselves, the less we’ll criticize others.