The stage is set … for the Gospel, Luke 6, 36-42 (partial)
(here is the discourse on judging not, lest you be judged)
Frater, sine, ejíciam festúcam de óculo tuo: ipse in óculo tuo trabem non videns? Hyprócrita, éjice primum trabem de óculo tuo: et tunc perspícies, ut edúcas festúcam de óculo fratris tui.
Or how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull the mote out of thy eye, when thou thyself seest not the beam in thy own eye? Hyprocrite, cast first the beam out of thy own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to take out the mote from thy brother’s eye.
There it is … the last part is often, often left out.
If one has removed the fault in oneself first, then one can say something to one’s brother about his fault. That answers the question about servile obedience to authority when authority has a mote in his eye. First, get rid of the beam in one’s own eye, then one can take out the mote from authority’s eye.