Judge No More!

Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Matt 7:1-3

I am going to try hard not to judge anymore. I want you join me.

Of course, that means this past election will be our last one for us to vote. Choosing one candidate over another is a judgment. I judged candidate-A a better choice than candidate-B. You did the exact opposite. We just cannot have that anymore. It’s too divisive.

Please, do not ask me how you look! Perhaps you are wearing a color or design I do not care for and I will not give you a favorable comment. That would be a judgment and I do not want to do that anymore. We cannot have that anymore. It is too divisive.

Let us not discuss restaurants. We might be together and want to decide where to go eat. You want sushi, which I do not like, and that would be a judgment. Then again, I might want barbecue, which you do not like, and that is your judgment. Let us not do that anymore. It is too divisive.

Choosing one store or gas station over another is a judgment. The choice is clear not to have a choice. In all fairness, we should round-robin shop at every store in the spirit of fairness. Moreover, we should purchase gas and every station in the spirit of fairness. Perhaps we should choose regular today and tomorrow buy premium for thirty cents higher in the spirit of non-judgmental fairness.

I will not be able to preach or teach anymore. It is my judgment that Jesus is the one true way to the Father. I will not be able to preach on sin because that, too, is so judgmental, despite what the Bible says about it.

Life is full of decisions made by judgments. You’ll make them today, as will I. It is inevitable.