Hey readers, I trust all is going well for you at the start of 2013. What’s in you mix right now? -Dreams, ambitions, career changes, moving house, disappointments, achievements, successes, failures, illness, studies, marriage, divorce, etc. This is life! -A compendium of all-sorts that make the whole.
As I pondered the question: What would You do differently if You knew nobody would judge You? -I came to the realisation again that ‘judging others’ is a dangerous pre-occupation and has caused and continues to cause problems in our world. This being a rather huge topic, I confine the discussion here to your relationships with people who know you intimately and those who do not. We live in a world where opinions about others (whether you know them or not) is commonplace. I remember seeing a picture of Michael Jackson as a child crouched in a corner against the wall with these word: “Do not judge me if you do not know me!”
When I think about this topic – “judging others”, I think about Jesus’ words in Matthew 7:1-5.
Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
I will let this passage speak for itself at the outset rather than to sermonize or theologize. Maybe it’s better if you could let me know what your thoughts are on this question posed. Let’s develop curriculum with your input.
Come on, let’s chat…