Log In Your Eye Prop & Storytelling

We did a lesson a while back on judging others.  To start the lesson off my fellow teacher and I acted out a little scenario where I was wearing the above glasses and trying to get the speck out of her eye that I saw there.  I kept bumping into her head with the “log” sticking out of my own eye.  I tried to maneuver around the log, but couldn’t get in close without bopping her.  Of course we inserted appropriate dialogue, such as, “Why don’t you just work with me?”  “Come closer!”  and “I can’t help you if you’re not going to cooperate.”  Basically I was laying the blame on her when the real problem was the log sticking out of my eye.

It’s a fun way to introduce the lesson and gives the kids a great visual for understanding Matthew 7:1-5.

“Do not judge others, and you will not be judged.  For you will be treated as you treat others.  The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged.  “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.”

 

To make a pair just find an old, sturdy pair of glasses and pop the lenses out.  Use masking tape to attach a long Lincoln Log to one of the ear pieces, so that it sticks out when you wear the glasses.  You will look awesome!

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