We all judge, don’t we?

One of the things I hate the most in this world, is judgement! When people judge others. It is something we have all experienced being on the receiving end of.. especially if you are gay!

But, let’s face it, in some way or another, we are all judges! It seems to be built in to our humanity. Somewhere along the line, our need to compare ourselves to others causes a judgement, and results in a divide. This judgement is almost subconcious. We don’t realise how often we do in fact judge others. I think it’s possibly less obvious in circumstances whereby the general population might agree with your view.

I have been reflecting about this a bit, because of the emotion I feel when others judge me. I immediately kick into “well, I may be ABC, but you XYZ!” kind of mode. Another common “Christian” response is quote passages such as, “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” (John 8:7), and Matt 7:1-5 or Luke 6:37-42. It’s not so much retaliation as much as my silent mechanism for not feeling condemned by what is said to me. It’s a protection mechanism. I’m not actually confrontational, so I hardly ever actually verbalise such a response!

Then there are other situations.. where I have realised I have made judgments on others without realising it. They are not necessarily major things.. but I have started to notice. I feel this is an important lesson, and its encouraging to know that I am growing and learning every day. God truly is my rock! He sticks with me, even when I ignore Him! And He continues to teach me.. in the simplest ways.. how to be more like Him!

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