A collection of doodles with a bit of commentary by RICK GREEN - your cartooning friend

Monday, August 25, 2008

Beam In Your Eye

This is another illustration inspired by a biblical passage. So much of the Bible inspires creative illustration. I've never seen an illustration of this particular passage. I thought it was begging to be drawn. It comes from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. I think He was trying to be a bit comical when He shared it, because the idea is comical.

The concept speaks for itself - before trying to help someone with their faults be sure to work on your own. It's hard to do eye surgery when your vision is so impaired. You can't even get close enough when there is an eye-plank getting in the way.

So, this is another Copy & Share If You Dare illustration. I would just love for you to tell me about it if you do.

27 comments:

Iris Took said...

Can't wait to see the hobbit work of art!

Maddy said...

We have a lot of planks too! I now have a functioning blog roll and google reader so I feel like I'm way ahead of the curve........that's usually just before I trip over a splinter.
Cheers

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

It's been added to my post today. It couldn't have been better if I had asked you to draw it just for me.

Thanks Friend!

Deborah said...

I loved this one! I'm posting it tomorrow:
http://www.lyricdevotions.com

Jodi @ SNAPPED said...

WONDERFUL!
I love all your Biblical illustrations, please keep them coming!

Tismee2 said...

Hi rick, just calling in quickly to say hi from my holidays. Can't do much with the limited time on the laptop at the mo but will save that one when I get home.

The Broken Man said...

That's fantatsic - I think Jesus was probably trying to be humourous too!

The Broken man

Betty Flocken said...

I LOVE this post!! Not only is the doodle incredible! so are your thoughts!! I Just LOVE (NOT) when people try to help me with MY issues when they have exactly the same ones..

Julie said...

That's a great pic! (And a great reminder as well)

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Rick,
I loved this one as well LOL, Can you email me at joyfulsister60@msn.com I forgot to ask you a question the last time I came to visit you.

Thanks.. Lorie

Laura ~Peach~ said...

wonderful illustration~ when things are up and running proper like I am thinking I will post it!
HUGS LAura

Andi said...

Hope that I an take that phrase to heart when I *start my new job tomorrow*....check out the blog. :)

I know office environments can be like that scripture sometimes. I'll keep you informed.

AKB

Erika said...

hehe great job!

cohesivefaith said...

haha, this is way too funny in its stark truth!

I will be linking to this in my blog.

Brenda said...

Ouch. I have something in my eye.

Chel - An Abiding Branch said...

I love your doodles!!! NO Wonder you said it brings images to mind! We were in Brazil outside of Rio on mission trip and the lessons were about just abiding and how we are simply branches. So we all made up little dances to the tune of walk like an egyptian and we would freeze and say, "I'm a branch." I had the little School House Rocks tune in my head about the bill on capital hill.
"I'm only a branch..."
Thanks for stopping by!!
Chel - An Abiding Branch

Sandsitive said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. Grandkids are THE best! In 2003 we had none. Now we are up to 5! lol I had to follow you back because of the 'organized doodles' :)I like your style and the 'Beam in Your Eye' touches on ONE of my pet peeves...hypocrites!!

Thanks again for stopping by!
Karen

Jessica said...

Hi Rick,
Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. You're too funny!
So you drew this cartoon? It's awesome. I just may copy that. So cool.
And, LOL, so very true.

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

Wow! You are good!! Really good! really I can (the Mom of the Cats) barely draw a straight line!! My Granddaughter is a better doodler than me! But its fun!
Your FL furiend,

Jessica said...

Ha! Hubby just helped me put your pic on my blog. Thanks for sharing!

cohesivefaith said...

this post inspired me to write a little something about the question of:
Should we or should we not judge others?"

I know I've often wondered this, b/c not judging seemed as though we were saying we should just let others sin and never say anything...

Osh said...

Hi Rick,
thanks for stopping by my blog...you are very talented!
I will be back~

Chatty Kelly said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today. & commenting! You are a gifted "doodler". Nice work.

colbymarshall said...

I love your drawings...I can only imagine the multitude of cartoons I would request if only I could afford it ;-)

annie's eyes said...

I've already had this one hit home this morning, and I'm afraid I was the mean one with the beam. Thank you for allowing us to post your terrific work. I will be sure to credit it and appreciate the opportunity to tell others about your talent. Annette @ annie's eyes

preacher said...

Thanks. This is a perfect illustration for my sermon on "The Art of Mote Removal" Would like to put this cartoon on the cover of our church bulletin.

Rick said...

Go for it. If you send me an e-mail address I will send you a better copy: r.l.green@frontier.com