“Judge not, lest ye be also judged”, Matthew 7: 1-3. As a child raised in church, I learned this scripture very well. I learned it so well that I strive to practice it daily. Sometimes, it’s harder than other times but I do welcome the challenge of not judging. I have no right to judge anyone. I avoid judging others because I, too, have issues that I don’t want judged by anyone else, especially by people who will most likely never have to endure those challenges. It’s also unfair to both parties who are involved. To judge another means to be above reproach on the same reason why the judgment is occurring. For example, if I judge another on their speeding tickets, I have to be a person who has never had a speeding ticket.
That’s one of the qualities of being a good judge. I recently read an article about the qualities of a good judge and one of the characteristics was to “be free of references to immorality or indiscretions”. This means there should not be zero ties, past or present, to any issues that they would be judging. That’s incredibly hard to do because life gives us different obstacles that require one decision to be made which could land us on either side of the bench.
With that being said, I’m not a judge. I choose not to be a judge because as others have made mistakes, so have I. As many decisions as I make, not everyone will agree with them. Some may think I have poor decision-making skills. Others may think I’ve made the best decision I could at the time. There will also be those who will agree with every single move I’ve made as well as those who will never agree with any moves I make.
For that reason, I wanted to tell you, the reader of this blog, that this is a judgment free zone. You have your reasons for your opinions and your decisions like I do mine. I love it when those opinions and ideas are shared on any content I have posted. You should not worry that there would be judgments given concerning comments. I respect everyone’s opinions and welcome them. So please feel free to share.
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