Friday, April 27, 2012

note on judging

Joe Thorn in Note to Self:

The truth is you won’t stop judging others until you stop seeing yourself as a measure of righteousness.

The command to “judge not” is not a call to stop honest evaluations about others but to cease the hypercritical and condemning attitude that characterizes some of your thoughts, words, and actions. Jesus tells you not to judge this way because the world needs to see true judgment and real mercy. What it knows of judgment is severe and unrighteous. What it knows of mercy is a permissive, “it’s-all-good” attitude of tolerance or license.

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