The Bible says that we shouldn’t judge … but it’s hard not to. When talking to another person, my mind is constantly assessing, forming opinions on – and let’s face it, judging what they’re saying. We make decisions on what we like / dislike, agree with / disagree with, think is right / wrong. We judge.
Not that this is necessarily a bad thing – we sniff milk that’s been left for slightly too long in the fridge to judge if it’s good to drink. Similarly, we judge what people say / write to see whether it is wholesome – or not – for our minds, spirits or souls. We use the innate judgement that God has given us.
But when we judge in a different way we can be in effect saying that we are worthier of God’s love / forgiveness / attention etc than the person we are…
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