Our individual journey in life is as unique to one another as our finger prints are. Therefore how is it possible for us to ever judge one another without having benefit of: the experiences, the love, the trials, the challenges, the triumphs, the fears and even the traumas that have shaped the reality that they live with.
We can’t. And we must not.
I love this quote from the Bible. Matthew 7:1-5
“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”
And then of course we have John 8:7
“And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.”
I truly believe that each of us has our own reality. And, it continues to change as we follow our path in life. And as such these words came to mind.
“You learn to forgive others when you realize their reality can be different than your own.” ~Wayne Warrington