SPONSOR: www.linkedin.com/in/joseph-joe-ledford-03407421/ Lk 6: "Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven. Give and gifts will be given to you..."
I judge you. And you judge me. Every.Single.Day.
It's what the humans do. Even the best of 'em.
Don't like to think of yourself as judgmental? Yeah, me neither. Especially because I've been on the receiving end of some incorrect ones in the past. Fairly biggies, BT dubs. And it HURTS. Like, a lot.
Which is why I make a concerted effort not to be critical; I absolutely try hard not to be disparaging. Man I don't like when people do that! Again, I've had the unfortunate occasion to be the pile upon which Nitpickers R Us have dumped their considerable load. More than once. #Ouch
And even still, with my open heart, well-meaning spirit, and great intentions...
I judge you. And you judge me. Every.Single.Day. I don't want to. I don't mean to. But I do.
Every time I get angry at a driver who cuts me off and then proceeds to drive 17MPH.
Or when I scoff at a woman my age walking around in what equates to a thong while navigating with her toddler granddaughter along the most public walking path in a 70-mile radius. Did I mention her six-inch stilletos? It was my husband who noticed those...I digress.
Or when I hear about some low life, er, I mean, person, who neglected 14 cats and seven dogs and left them to starve in a pile of their own waste...and I want lop off his digits and give those animals a little protein, Capisce?
The thing is, I don't know what's happening with my road cohort. Maybe they're lost or upset or 147 years old?
And I don't know if Grandma Glitter's going through a midlife crisis and needs to let it all hang out for a minute. Maybe she's just unseasonably warm?
I should just keep those snap opinions to myself and offer the other humans a little prayer, instead. In fact, I just did.
And heck, if I'm very lucky; I will get the same "get outta jail free card" from the other earthlings, since I'm about as far from perfect as the north and south poles, okay? Man, why can't we all be more like our canine counterparts and just immediately forgive a person and lick his hand? Er, sumthin' like that.
As often as possible, I dole out (and frankly am banking on!) forgiveness, since I, personally, sure do owe and need it. Who doesn't? Yep I, for one, will keep on trying, every.single.day. to do better in the "not judging the other humans" department.
Hopefully I will get there someday.
P.S. But clearly not today since I still feel the animal abuser needs to lose some fingers. Sorry, not sorry. #BeKind #DontJudge #Forgive #Pray #Peace