The children were lined up for lunch in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. After watching them for a while, the supervising nun wrote a sign and posted it on the apple tray:
“Take only ONE. God is watching!”
The children kept moving further along through the line, where at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies. One of the children looked at the cookies and then wrote a sign that read: “Take all you want. God is watching the apples.”[i]
It is amazing how do not change as we get older. We fool ourselves into believing that God is only watching certain sins. We arrogantly like to believe God is only watching those sins we have self-righteously assigned more weight to, namely, the sins of those people.
Jesus once asked a very good question: “Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye” (Matthew 7:3)?