Thursday, January 2, 2014

Sermon on the Mount --judgmentalism

Judge not that you be not judged.

Judgmentalism is poisonous, but it comes so naturally.

A mark, or perhaps the mark, of spiritual maturity is accepting other people for who they are.

With every contact with other people, my brain is making evaluations. Was that person friendly? Too friendly? Intelligent? Stubbornly ignorant? Did he wait his turn? Is he a show off? Impressed with himself? Unable to stop the flow of mindless words? 

Continually I need to step back and think, “If this is how I am evaluating him, how is he evaluating me?”

This makes me much more charitable in my impressions of others.

For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Son


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