Friday, 15 March 2013

Father, Forgive Me For I Have Sinned.

Judging others comes so easy to us humans. There is this quote I love and hate in equal parts. 'We judge others by their actions but judge ourselves by our intentions'. I might not have said it right but still 'idea is need'. I am sure you get my drift. I love it because it is true. I hate it because it makes me guilty. Maybe you are a better person but I catch myself judging people too harshly. Harsher than I would want them to judge me. Truth is who died and made my the Queen of Sheba? As far as I am pointing my finger accusingly at the other person, is it not just my God and I that know who I truly am?

We judge others because we somehow think we are better. They are bad and we are good. But who says so? What is it about me that could ever EVER place me above anyone? Nothing! Nada! Zilch! There is nothing good in me of my own making. The only 'good' in and about me is 'The God in me'. He makes me good. So there is nothing for me to boast about. And I have no right to judge anyone. I leave each person out there to be judged by the One and only True Judge. God. Whether we like it or not, believe it or not, we will face him one day.

Anyway, today, I own up to the errors of my ways. I have judged others by my own standards. I have my own mental models about how people should be and behave especially if they call themselves God chasers. No doubt, I have a right to have my own mental models borne of the life I have lived and the experiences I have had. And true, I have a right to my own opinions and to speak my mind. What I don't have a right to do is to think that others have to think like me. What I don't have a right to do is make myself a judge over anyone. I did that today.  Father, forgive me for I have sinned.

I promise to live and let Love as you give me grace Papa.

As you give me grace.

'Let s/he who is without sin cast the first stone'

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