Jesus is the best teacher from all that I’ve read for a quarter of a century – well I’m not 25, I started reading at the age of 5 🙂
Its a quick reminder today first for me, then for the rest to ponder on the two commandments of Jesus Christ in his teachings.
Matthew 7:1 – “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.
Matthew 22:39 – ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
While, Matthew keeps the words simple, disciple Luke expands to combine both the commandments into something interesting
Luke 6:37-38 –
“Judge not, and you will not be judged;
condemn not, and you will not be condemned;
forgive, and you will be forgiven;
give, and it will be given to you.
Here’s a principle worth embracing – When we look at people who are struggling, when we hear of tough situations our neighbors may be facing, when we talk about problems with no solutions – JUDGE NOT but LOVE through ACTIONS not mere WORDS
It is easy to analyse their situation from our view and judge, point our fingers, blame, etc. Judging someone may showcase our shrewdness but we need to remember that we always know very little of the person than they do themselves. Understanding that our knowledge is limited is key to make paradigm shift in our thought process which enables us not to judge.
It is tougher to stay calm, and think of solutions and ways we can productively help someone in need. Here’s a challenge for all of us.
Stay challenged 🙂