Matthew 7:1-5 NIVUK
1 ‘Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way as you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3 ‘Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, “Let me take the speck out of your eye,” when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
Guilty as charged! We all make snap judgements about people and I suspect for community to work we need judgements are needed. The challenge is to do it fairly, without prejudice, and with a dash of grace included – judge as you would like to be judged!
Help me Father to see beyond my selfishness, fears and prejudices and view people as you do.