Today's reading: Luke 6
After a night of prayer, Jesus names His 12 apostles. He teaches on the Sabbath, good living, and the blessings and judgments in the Beatitude.
Luke 6.37 "Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned."
If I judge others, I will be judged.
If I condemn others, I will be condemned.
If I pardon others, I will be pardoned.
Oh, this one resonates deeply. I am a judgemental person. There... I said it. I am not proud of it, but God - in His infinite grace, mercy and love - has been whittling out the root cause of it. This is not an easy or pleasant time in my life. I am learning that the problem isn't other people... it is me. Picture my daughter glaring at me... head cocked... eyebrows raised... saying, "judgmental much?" *Ouch*
God... Thank you for loving me even when I am unlovable. Keep me close to You and help me take every thought captive before it becomes part of me. Amen