And why behold you the mote that is in your brother's eye, but consider not the beam that is in your own eye?…
At Wragby, in Yorkshire, in the vestry of the church is a very curious old painted window, representing in coloured glass the subject of my text; a man with a huge piece of wood before his eyes is trying diligently to extract a mere speck from the eye of another man. And this picture is most appropriately placed in the vestry, as it reminds the priest, whose ministry it is to declare to the people their faults and sins, that he should closely examine himself, lest, after he has preached to others, he himself should be a cast-away.
(Baring Gould, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?