Today, I noticed something. Yes, as I tore the April page off of the calendar in my kitchen, I went through the day very aware of the proximity to warmer weather and the actual summer season. So, when I saw a woman driving a car that had antlers in a red nose on it, I was flabbergasted. Really, you get in the car probably every day, and still, the Christmas decorations are still out and about, in full swing? My goodness.
As I leave the house the next day, I am confronted with my own truth. There, on the inside of my front door, is a Santa Clause, carefully and cleverly painted on a 4 foot fence picket, pointy top perfectly painted into Santa’s hat. Oh, and on the doorknob, what do I see? A Santa door hanger with a bell on his hat.
Although I am not a religious person, a phrase immediately pops into my head. “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye, and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” Matthew 7:3. Interesting, what we observe in others, but not in ourselves. Funny thing is, though, I really stopped “seeing” the Christmas ornaments on my front door. Perhaps the woman stopped seeing her reindeer gear on her car, too.