Judging is Not Our Job

How many times have you talked about people negatively? He’s a bad guy, she’s so pretentious, he’s a narcissist, he’s the worst coach ever, and she’s a bully, etc. These are just a few negative comments that I am sure many of you have said or heard over the years. But aren’t we all human? Don’t we all make mistakes? Of course, we do. However, don’t let judging others be one of them. Why? Because like it was said in Les Miserables.

To love another person is to see the face of God.

Victor Hugo’s Novel Les Miserables

When you think about judging others with this mind frame, you may want to think twice. Are you judging God? God’s creation? Ouch!

Using this approach is an act of mindfulness. Think before you speak. Saying such derogatory comments about one of God’s children, or God himself, is a slap in the face to our Creator. Rather than engaging in gossip or saying unkind words, say a prayer for him or her. God hears prayers, and he also hears words of hate. According to the Bible.

“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;

Luke 6:37

A scripture that was written so directly, yet so profound. Judgment is not only a Christian wrongdoing; it is frowned upon in every religion across the Globe. Take a look!

According to Buddhism:

How do you know the complexity of human character?” He went on to say that “whoever judges others digs a pit for themselves.”  Those who obsess about the sins of others are usually those most in need of repentance.

Buddha to Monk Migsala

And according to Hinduism:

A person is great and dear to Him who treats equally his friend & foes, respects and cares for all (without expecting any return), does not judge, mediates (wishes well to both the opposing sides).

Bhagwad Gita (Sholka 6:9)

And according to Islam:

Allah commands you to render trusts to whom they are due and when you judge between people to judge with justice. Excellent is that which Allah instructs you. Indeed, Allah is ever Hearing and Seeing.

Quran 4:58

And according to Judaism:

Thou shalt not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.

Leviticus 19:18

And the list goes on. So regardless of your religious denomination judging others is by no means a form of love. Think twice before judging, because there is no light shining on those who do. In order to achieve happiness, you have to exert love first.

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