Stop Judging

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We all judge each other more than we should.  Why is it that we understate our own weaknesses yet emphasize those of others?

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Stop judging, that you may not be judged.
For as you judge, so will you be judged,
and the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you.
Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye,
but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own eye?
How can you say to your brother,
‘Let me remove that splinter from your eye,’
while the wooden beam is in your eye?
You hypocrite, remove the wooden beam from your eye first;
then you will see clearly
to remove the splinter from your brother’s eye.”

We are all human, all flawed.  Can’t we just give each other a break?

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2 Responses to Stop Judging

  1. Lee Surkin says:

    When you judge others, you do not define them, you define yourself. By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are.
    How would your life be different if you stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day you look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey!

  2. Mary Thomas says:

    I could not agree more. We all need to remember this and practice, practice, practice makes for what will not even be close to perfection though could lead to helping others.

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