When I get judgmental, I get cranky, impatient and focused on the object of my judgment. These toxic thoughts infect my interactions with myself, with God and with all of my relationships. They expand the judgmental spirit and crowd out the compassionate spirit in me.
My judgment is even more painful when directed at me. These seeds of self-judgment start out as tiny, microscopic germs. But they grow and join forces with other tiny germs to make me feel unlovable, lazy, unattractive or dumb. A more loving use of my energy is to accept and adopt Jesus’ way of compassion and grace.
This message is adapted from “Faith Reflections: Who are you to judge?” written by Rachel Bass Guennewig that first appeared in the October 2010 issue of Café magazine.
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