Tuesday, June 24, 2008

JUDGING OTHERS!


Everybody is a critic, but nobody wants to be judged or condemned. Then why is judgmentalism so rampant, even among Christians? "Thinking the best of other people" is necessary if we wish to grow in love. And kindliness in judgment is nothing less that a sacred duty.

"He who judges his neighbor favorably
will be judged favorably by God."

How easy it is to misjudge and how difficult it is to be impartial in judgment. Our judgment of others is usually "off the mark" because we can't see inside the person, or we don't have access to all the facts, or we are swayed by instinct and unreasoning reactions to people. It is easier to find fault in others than in oneself.


11 comments:

Betoy said...

Don't judge so as not to be judged! Very true anywhere!

Bay Martin said...

Not all judging is condemned. The Bible does condemn certain types of judging. Some judging are taken positively. We are commanded to judge righteous judgment, meaning what is fair and equitable.

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LDSA said...

It's the way you look at criticism.

Bay Martin said...

Yes, if you take criticisms positively, they somehow give you ideas on how to take things squarely.

Majed M. said...

Very, very true, Bay, just look around us, most of our colleagues are rumor mongerers and they talk a lot about the private lives of our other team mates.

Bay Martin said...

It's not a healthy sign in a working environment. When I joined the team, I was apprised of the situation around us. The least thing we could do is to mind our own business. Let these blabbermouths eat their hearts out.

Monching said...

Not only that, marami rin self-righteous akong nameet dito. The best weapon is to ignore them!

Bay Martin said...

Many are faultfinders, too!

ramon3381@yahoo.com said...

There are so many blabbermouths, rumor mongerers, and gossipers here, too!

Bay Martin said...

I believe you, and funny how the most avid rumor mongerers here are males.

ramon3381@yahoo.com said...

I recall one of your friends in SCECO did a nasty thing about you. Is he still around?