Friday, 17 August 2018

Thou Shall Not Judge

Jesus said: "Do not judge, and you will not be judged". Luke 6:37

But is this really possible? We all judge one another and we are judged. By judging other people we form an opinion of who is good and who is bad. Who we can befriend, and who we should avoid. We all meet many people throughout life, in the street, in shops, at work, in church, in the pub or wherever. Whenever we meet people we sub-consciously judge them and form an opinion as to whether we like them or not.

That's how the world turns. That's what dating is all about. That's life. Meeting, forming an opinion, getting closer or further away from an individual, being friendly or not.

There are many criterias to judging people. (Criteria is already the plural of criterion - get your grammar right!).

As I was saying before I interrupted myself. There are many criteria to judging people. Some judge by the way you speak grammatically and don't split the infinitive like, "To boldly go where no one has gone before!"

Others judge people by their accents. By their looks or by their clothes. Some judge others by their backgrounds, education, race, colour, professions, religion, whether they smoke or drink or not, by their marital status, and many other criteria which feed our sense of discrimination and prejudices.

I think one way we should judge people is by their criminal record. When I was young and dating pretty ladies I always asked them straight-away, "Have you got a criminal record?" Everyone of them avoided me from then on. One even slapped my face. I don't know why.

Eventually, I dated a lady in prison. It didn't last long. She was a prison warden and did not like my character. She was obviously judgemental about something or other.

These days I have grown up and matured. I am now much wiser and only judge people by their distance. The further away they are from me the more I like them.

Take the mother-in-law for instance! (Please take her in your homes and away from me).

As I was saying, my mother-in-law lives 150 miles away. I like her very much from that distance. I would like her even more if she moved home further away. I would definitely love her even more if she moved to another country or continent. It's like loving the sun from afar. No one wants the warmth of the sun only inches away from them!

So you see ... judging others is good. We all judge and we are all judged.

I wonder how God would judge me?

What do you think?

16 comments:

  1. Hahaha on your mother in law!

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    1. I like her really. From a distance ... because she looks smaller from a distance.

      God bless you, Christine.

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  2. I think you already know the answer to that last question :-)

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    1. I hope that God has a sense of humour, Kathy. Otherwise I am in trouble.

      God bless you.

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  3. God will probably want to shake your hand and welcome you home. Then in a Christmas Carol reversal, he will place you in your own office and ask you to please write your humorous articles and keep those in heaven smiling and to write the Sunday Sermons.
    There will be just one, tiny fly in the ointment...your mother-in-law will be your secretary and have her desk next to yours! God has a sense of humor, too~

    Blessings~

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    1. What a vision you have for me in Heaven, Jan. I can do the job you suggest, and ... I hope ... my MIL would be more tolerable by then. I hope ...

      Speaking of sermons, here are some short 1 minute sermons I wrote some time ago:

      http://www.holyvisions.co.uk/visions1minsermons.htm

      God bless you, Jan. Thanx for being a friend.

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  4. God knows we judge people and have opinions about everything. We are just humans so I do hope he does have a sense of humour. :)

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    1. Indeed, Bill. I do hope God has a sense of humour. Why else did He invent laughter?

      God bless you, my friend.

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  5. It's a good thing I like my MIL as she lives with us now - lol! And I do think we judge others, but we also have to try to love them, knowing God loves them, too.
    Blessings, Victor!

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    1. I think my MIL is OK really. I just wish she does not crash her broomstick against the garage door when she lands!

      Yes, God loves others Martha. But He loves them from afar!!! (What is the distance between Heaven and Earth?)

      God bless you. Keep smiling.

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  6. I really enjoyed this post, Victor. (Even the mother-in-law jabs. A little.) I think it's the motivational speaker, Tony Robbins, who said, "All day, every day from the moment we wake up, we're constantly asking ourselves questions … and aren't even aware we're doing so."

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    1. Tony is right, Mevely.

      We subconsciuosly ask questions all the time; even if we don't know how to spell subconsciously. The thing is, we don't even know we're asking questions, judging other people on so many criteria according to our prejudices.

      That's why I decided to make the whole thing easier and just judge people upon distance. No matter who they are. I am not prejudiced in the least. I love them all ... from a distance.

      Thank you fro your sense of humour, Mevely. God bless you.

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  7. I agree with Kathy, above! You already know what God thinks!

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  8. I don't think you have anything to worry about, Victor. You will be welcomed into heaven with open arms although you will probably not be allowed to sing.

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    1. What a nicve and kind thought, Chris. Thanx. I'll treasure that.

      God bless you, my friend.

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