Friday, January 9, 2009

Question/Thought

I am reading the Shack and I am stuck on the chapter that talks about judgment, judging others.

Is it possible in our human state to not judge at all, 24/7? Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

2 comments:

Emily said...

Sheryl, it's interesting that you bring this up now, as it's an issue I've been struggling with. I think we should strive to be nonjudgemental, but know that it's something we'll probably never achieve. God gave us memory so we could look at new experiences and reflect on past ones to guide us. If you have great experiences with, say, a particular ethnic group for example, you'll feel warmly to all of them until someone shows (or tells) you otherwise. The opposite is also true. Not that it's right, or it pleases God, but I'll never question His divine design.

What's your opinion, Sheryl?

Deidra said...

The day you wrote this post, there was a devotion in Our Daily Bread about judging. Is someone trying to tell me something? Anyway...

I truly believe we're supposed to judge ourselves first. Taking an inventory of the fruit of the Spirit that we see (or don't see) in our lives. I also believe we're supposed to "test" (is this different from judging?) the spirits to make sure they're from God. All of that leaves very little room for judging others, right? But the fact of the matter is that I usually skip steps A and B and jump right to (or on, as the case may be) C - my neighbor...in a not so neighborly fashion.

So...what's our opinion, Sheryl?