A man saw a guy with leeches on his neck and said to him: “Hey, you’ve got leeches on your neck and need to get them off.”
The guy with the bloodsucking leeches snapped back: “Who are you to criticize me for having leeches — you should approve of my leeches?”
“I’m just trying to help,” said the first man.
The second guy shot back: “Yeah, yeah, that’s what all narrow-minded people say when they are judging people.”
Perhaps all people have leeches — attitudes and/or behaviors that are sucking the life out of us. Maybe instead of being so defensive and negative towards the people in our lives who love us enough to point out our harmful habits and destructive attitudes; we should thank them for bringing our leeches to our attention and begin to pull our sins out of our life.
To quote Charles Spurgeon: “It does not spoil your happiness to confess your sin. The unhappiness is in not making the confession.” –