Yesterday I posted this photo to my Facebook page and was blasted for being different. I was told that I wasn’t being obedient. I was basically told that I didn’t fit the part of someone who is associated with a certain church group. I’ve thought about this for 24 hours and have come to understand how quickly we all jump on the judging bandwagon, and feel the need to set people straight.
We find so many reasons to judge people. Tattoos, Piercings, body shape, skin color, speech, education, money, religious affiliations, health issues, the list goes on and on and on and on and on and on. We are so quick to judge people on this criteria yet we don’t know what’s in their hearts. We don’t know the inner workings on their mind. We just feel the need to judge others because they are not like us, and they don’t think like us.
Yes, we need to judge ourselves, every word that comes out of our mouths, every word we type on social media. We need to discern how these words will be taken by others. We need to ensure that we took the huge log out of our own eye before we scrutinize the specks in other people’s eyes.
We need to embrace our differences while we come together in one body. We each have unique talents and skills that contribute to the whole body. But because we judge by the outward appearance we never get to experience what we can learn and share through each other.
Just remember that we are all different and that’s a good thing.