Think about the Holy Sheep when you get up for Church on Sunday! 🙂
PS To all my readers – The quality of the writing on this site has slipped (and disappeared) as of late due to an illness, I will begin writing again soon. Thanks for hanging in there with me.
Feeling judged, being judged, and judging. None of these things actually feel good in the long run. Maybe in the very-short run some people feel a tiny hollow thrill when they judge other people, but I’m inclined to agree with Joyce Myer:
“Judging people is a fruit of not loving people.”- Joyce Myer
I’d go a step further and say it’s also the fruit of not loving yourself. Why? Because you cannot summarily judge others unless you feel bad about yourself. For instance, it’s easy to judge someone by the clothes they wear, call them out on something they said, or label them as ‘evil’ when you hate yourself. You do it to make yourself feel better about who you think you are. But, most problems (and I dare say even fashion sense) is not that simple. Not when you’ve taken the time to understand humanity. Not when you’ve truly tried to love and understand your fellow-man.
Matthew 7:1-3 Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgement you make, you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get.
You judge yourself by the standards you set for others whether you realize it or not. I would go a step further and say: You miss out on so much life has to offer by judging. Pre-judging is a way of walling off your spirit from the outside world. You don’t let it in. Not fully. Life can be terrible and beautiful and wretched and wonderful. The thing is though – how can you truly experience life if you’re not open to it? How can you understand others when you think you already know them? How can you understand thunder if you don’t try to understand it, truly listen to it, and recreate it?
Ok, did I lose you on that last sentence? If so, check out the video below: (Oh, and by the way, this woman is completely deaf)