“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.” (Matthew 7:1-2)
Why do we spend so much time judging the specs of dust in others without addressing the dirty planks in our own lives? Guess it’s easier to harp on what’s wrong with others (it’s on them to fix it) whereas if we take a good hard look inside ourselves, we might a few dirty planks hidden away in the depths of our hearts. Instead of ignoring our internal dilapidated state (the easy way out) we need to get busy with our spiritual tools.
Thank God for mercy & grace (& major-league Forgiveness with a capital ‘F.’)
Next time we judge someone – not just out loud to others, but even just in our minds – let’s take a moment to reset our judge-meters to me-meters and take a look at what needs refurbishment inside us.
“You and I must first be what we ought to be; then we shall have cured what concerns ourselves. Let each one do the same, and all will be well. The trouble is that we all talk of reforming others without ever reforming ourselves.” Saint Peter of Alcántara
grace, peace & transformative reform
Virginia : )