His father was one whom a mote in his brother's eye repelled.
I suggest that the beam in our eye is simply our unloving reaction to the other man's mote.
"There's a mote in't," quo' the man when he swallowed the dishclout.
When only apparently a mote is found, it is exaggerated to a very great beam.
At that time Ruth had been less than a mote 28 in the eye of Uncle Jabez.
This should be done with a firm and steady hand, and will often bring out the mote.
We see a mote in the eye of our neighbor, but fail to notice a beam in our own.
It was, he thought, like sitting on air, as light as a mote of dust drifting in a breeze.
"That's perhaps because you see the mote in your neighbors' eyes," said Brocky rising.
Our little child danced in the glory as a mote in a sunbeam.