Do Not Judge, Be Humble and Compassionate


There are times when I get frustrated with some people and feel like I know a better way of doing things.  And then things spiral down from there, as am then not able to see past my own righteousness.  Communication breaks down and nothing gets resolved.

Sometimes there will be a moment of clarity, and I’ll be reminded of this very powerful passage from the Bible:

Matthew 7:1-6 (NIV)”Do not judge, or you too will be judged. [2] For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. [3] “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? [4] 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? [5] 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. [6] “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces.

Likewise, when I’m on the receiving end, I have to know to step back and have compassion.

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