Sjolander Road Fellowship

Declaring the God of Unconditional Love

judging is problematic


When Jesus admonished his disciples to forsake judgment he probably was noting that any criticism we make against others most always applies to us as well. When I note the inconsistencies of others, I simply remind myself of my own. When I see others "cherrypicking" the data to support their opinions, I can't deny doing the same. If I weren't a jerk on occasion, I probably wouldn't be so familiar with the defining characteristics.


In admitting how criticism and judgment cuts both ways, I have to ask myself why I spend even one minute looking for the faults in others. Of course, I think I know why. It's just a lot more fun to work on everyone else than it is to try to improve me.