Most of us have developed a bad habit of judging other people without knowing all the facts. Jesus plainly warns us: "Judge not, that ye be not judged.” (Matthew 7:1 KJV).
When we judge others, we put ourselves in God's place, taking the authority reserved only for him. We forget that other people are fighting their own inner battles and sometimes that conflict shows itself in irritating actions. But if our own behavior is imperfect, why do we expect better from others?
We can remove this kind of thinking by practicing compassion and forgiveness. Only when we treat others the way Jesus treats us will we demonstrate the kind of love He wants us to have.
With His help, we can do this. We can make a little progress every day until we reach the point that we "do to others as you would have them to do to you." (Luke 6:31 NIV)
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