People who are out to find fault seldom find anything else.
In Discipleship Journal, Don McCullough wrote: "John Killinger tells about the
manager of a minor league baseball team who was so disgusted with his center fielder's
performance that he ordered him to the dugout and assumed the position himself. The first
ball that came into center field took a bad hop and hit the manager in the mouth. The next
one was a high fly ball, which he lost in the glare of the sun--until it bounced off his
forehead. The third was a hard line drive that he charged with outstretched arms;
unfortunately, it flew between is hands and smacked his eye. Furious, he ran back to the
dugout, grabbed the center fielder by the uniform, and shouted. 'You idiot! You've got
center field so messed up that even I can't do a thing with it!'
Don McCullough, Discipleship Journal.
One evening several college students spread limburger cheese on the upper lip of a
sleeping fraternity brother. Upon awakening the young man sniffed, looked around, and
said, "This room stinks!" He then walked into the hall and said, "This hall
stinks!" Leaving the dormitory he exclaimed, "The whole world stinks!"
Today in the Word, May, 1990, MBI, p. 8.
All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and
regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is
to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your
unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty of something by
blaming him, but you won't succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you
Wayne W. Dyer, "Your Erroneous Zones".