From a Creighton Student's Perspective
June 25, 2012
1st Year Accelerated Nursing Program Student
For me, this kind of thinking tends to occur more sub-consciously than overtly. But notice that Jesus didn’t mention anything about degree or level or anything like that. Rather, he stated quite clearly, “Stop judging.” This isn’t a grey area in scripture, and it shouldn’t be a grey area in my life.
I’ve found that, ironically, the traits I disdain/despise in other people (and often judge them for) are more often than not the same traits/sins that I myself struggle with. For example, recently I found myself becoming disgusted at the level of gossip that was occurring around me one day at lunch. Without skipping a beat, my thought process went straight to judging the participants and drawing conclusions regarding how they must just be trying to stir up trouble and must not be very caring individuals. Thinking about it later that afternoon however, I realized that the thing I was judging these individuals for---gossiping---is one of my greatest sin tendencies. Thinking about all of this…I am so thankful for the Lord’s grace and patience with me as I learn, and relearn, the truth and importance of Matt 7:1-5. My prayer would be that I would choose to use each day as an opportunity to consciously practice Jesus’ commandant to “Stop judging.”
Jesus said to his disciples:
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