Judge Not?

“Judge not lest you be judged” we are told.  Sometimes it is easier said than done.  Often we allow our minds to label people, places, things, or situations as good or bad.  And as often as we judge, we eventually find we are wrong.  When we judge others we are coming from a place of pride rather than humility.

When someone  cuts us off in traffic or in line, we tend to judge them as rude, as if they did it on purpose to us.  But maybe they were in a hurry because they just found out their child was sick and they had to pick them up at school. Most often persons cutting off others do not do this on purpose but simply have not allowed themselves a greater distance.

Other times we judge people based on how they look.  I once had a cashier act surprised and made a comment because I used my phone to pay the bill.  She couldn’t believe someone my age could do that (because “everyone knows old people can’t handle technology”).

We don’t like it when people judge us, so we should take care not to judge others.  Like the saying says, don’t judge a person till you walk a mile in their shoes.

Also, be careful of judging situations in your life as good or bad.  We don’t know what path God lays out for us until we get to the end of the road and often the hardest roads are the ones that lead to our highest good.  

Quote of the Week

“Stop judging life! Look at every event as blessed. It is offering you the fastest track to

get onto your highest, happiest and most successful state. Your soul is working it all

out perfectly. When you accept this you will make life amendments easily and lovingly.

Then the pain stops and the joyous creation begins.”              Melanie 

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