“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you….” ~ Matthew 7:1-2 NIV
There is a difference between judgment and observation without condemnation. ~ Lawton, Sabrina Universal. Each Day a Gift: A Gratitude Devotional for Women: 90 Devotions to Make a Habit of Praise and Thanks (p. 54). Althea Press. Kindle Edition.
Loving everyone you meet,
all the people you know, is an idea,
an ideal to be achieved.
When we follow the two rules.
They’re the two top commandments:
“Love the Lord your God
with all your heart
and with all your soul
and with all your mind.
This is the first
and greatest commandment.
And the second is like it:
Love your neighbor as yourself.
Surely when we can manage love
for everybody, we see things differently.
We can notice differences
but by choosing they become mere observations
devoid of the judgment we’ve often made,
naturally substituting noticing distinctions
for the classification of deficits we once practiced.
Let us move through today
without any condemnation…