"Do not judge, or you too will be judged (Matthew 7:1).
We do it anyway, don't we? Pass critical commentary, give our opinion when we don't know the full story, act as though we walked in another's shoes when they don't even fit. We're too much, aren't we? Yet, we think we know what's up, when we haven't a clue. We think we can render a half-cocked decision and ruling about something without being appointed the judge. Heck, we don't even sit on the jury.
Moreover, when somebody is smiling, laughing, functioning, and living through the pain, we think they have no room or no right to do so. Did we go through what they went through? No, so we shouldn't speak or act on it. Tell me, if you will, exactly how should somebody act after they've suffered from their mistakes, for public sins, or a traumatizing event? Should they curl up and wither away? Or should they live life to the fullest in order to help people live their lives to the fullest? Should they help people half way? Because that's what they'll do if they're living a life of sorrow, pain, and regret. We can't help anybody being broken and torn up.
So, let's do each other a favor and stop judging what we know nothing about. A lot more good can be done when we do that. Would you agree?
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