Judging

9 Jun

Over the past few weeks I’ve seen countless posts/arguments about whether or not we, as Christians, are supposed to judge each other. Both sides of the argument have made some very intriguing points. Another phrase that I’ve heard tossed around a lot is “WWJD?” Well? What WOULD Jesus do? While I’m not going to bombard you or beat you over the head with scripture. (You’re Welcome! ;-)) I am going to ask you to think about it.

While I do believe that we ARE supposed to offer correction to each other, my biggest problem is with the condition of the heart behind it. How are you offering correction? Are you doing it out of a place of love and desire to see your brother/sister grow and learn from their experience? Or are you doing it out of a place of disdain, dislike, you’re wrong, I’m right and because of that I’m better than you-ness? Are you only being critical of them? Or are you criticizing the behavior and offering solutions/steps for them to fix it? Are you doing it in public, making a spectacle of things, i.e. on there Facebook wall or through public twitter posts?  Are you going to them in private and being compassionate?

I don’t know about anyone else, but if I steal a loaf of bread from a store, I’m much more inclined to return it, listen to, open up to, accept corrective action from someone who comes to me in private and in love and points out what I did wrong and offer ways to get past it, than I am to someone who runs after me in the parking lot, yelling and pointing there figure calling me a thief. Yes stealing is wrong, it’s sin. Maybe I stole because I was hungry, had no money and no other option or maybe I’m just a down right thief! You condemning me, showing me no compassion isn’t going to change that one way or the other. It may in fact only make it worse.

I’m #Justsayin’

Kimmie

4 Responses to “Judging”

  1. Waldo Barela June 9, 2010 at 10:02 pm #

    I think that is a fair and honest assesment with a Christian attitude.

  2. Meg June 9, 2010 at 10:27 pm #

    Love it! Great post. I love your insight, as always. 🙂

  3. tijuanabecky June 10, 2010 at 6:18 am #

    Agreed.

  4. dbaudoin June 26, 2010 at 6:04 am #

    “Judge not lest you be judged” – Jesus goes on to say, “If you judge, judge a righteous judgment” – ‘judge not’, means ‘do not condemn’.

    In Christ, (not in crises)

    Darrell B

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