Do Not Judge!
Today’s Reading: Luke 6:37-38, 41-42 Version CEV
The truth is that we cannot live without judging or making judgements. We make them constantly; and sometimes it is necessary to judge: When certain atrocities are committed, prosecution should be quick and firm. We cannot remain silent. But in certain situations, the wise keep silent.
Jesus says: “Do not judge, or you too will be judged” (Matthew 7: 1). And Paul warns us that to judge the brother in certain circumstances may be inappropriate and wrong. . (Romans 14)
A good example of improper judgment is the church in the time of the Apostle Paul, who was beginning to have division. Christians argued among themselves because some said it was forbidden to eat certain foods. Some were weak in the faith, other stronger. Some were demanding and were proud of it. Some arrogant people placed themselves above others, and they thought they could understand the reasons and the sins of their brothers. They forgot, therefore, that God is the Supreme Judge and that we must humble in his presence.
Prayerfully, we must distinguish between correct judgment and arrogant condemnation. We must examine our reasons and stop blaming others. God, who knows our hearts and minds, will help us remember this and to become humble servants of Christ.