“Don’t judge” they say, and yet, all of life & business seems to be a series of judgements.
This is good for me, this is bad for me.
I should do more of that and less or none of this.
What she is doing, a good example and he, a bad one.
Maybe the essence of the Master’s teaching was more along these lines.
“Neither do I condemn thee.”
Condemnation is indeed a judgement but it seems to be more of a final judgement.
My son stole $10 from his brother, therefore he is a thief.
1 wrong act applied to a final judgement of his entire identity.
Seems a bit off, doesn’t it?
Or that guy did something to another that I don’t think is right, therefore, he shall be damned for Eternity.
Maybe that brand of conclusion should be left in the hands of one with a higher vision.
To love those, who do things that could be easy not to love.
To show respect to those, whose actions could make it tempting to do otherwise.
To forgive those, who through their very actions, show they need forgiveness the most.
To lift those who need lifted the most.
To follow the Golden rule, period.
This then, is the test of the soul,
…and condemnation, not one of the answers.