The interviewee, Michael Gerson, related a story that seemed too preposterous to believe ... until I verified it.
During the 2000 Presidential campaign, a reporter at the New York Times did a long piece on (then-candidate) George W. Bush, and his folksy attitude. In the middle of the article, he wrote:
Mr. Bush also offered an interesting variation on the saying about the pot and the kettle. ''Don't be takin' a speck out of your neighbor's eye,'' he told the audience, ''when you got a log in your own.''
How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye. (Matthew 7:4-5)
Granted, the story is nine years old. It's still fascinating to me, for whatever reason.