Sunday, July 14, 2019

Judge Not

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” – Mother Teresa

What if instead of judging people for the way that they choose to live, or to change them for that matter, we simply loved those people for exactly who they are and where they’re at on their spiritual journeys?  As Jesus stated, we might be judging someone for the speck in their eye when we have a plank in ours (Matthew 7:3).  In other words, what we do not like about them—the self-promoting attention seeking or whatever—we may be looking over as it pertains to our own faults.  Other times, maybe we are actually further along than them in particular areas that we have strengths and they have obvious weaknesses, but so what!  God is their judge, not us.   It’s our duty as Christians to love people that are difficult to love by treating them with kindness, generosity, and patience so that God can begin to work on their hearts in His timing, and in the meantime, He’s interested in curving the self-righteousness in ours. 

Don’t pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults— unless, of course, you want the same treatment (Matthew 7:1, The Message). 

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