When you rallied behind syllogisms rather than Scripture, I judged you.
When I saw the hurtful things you wrote about depression & suicide, I judged you.
When you refused to love people different than you, preferring stereotypes to relationships, I judged you.
When you made ignorant political comments under the name of Jesus, I judged you.
When you said really thoughtless comments about other people’s appearance choices, I judged you.
When you ignored, alienated, and judged the gay community, I judged you.
When you made fear-mongering movies based on false stereotypes, I judged you.
When you put down women in favor of patriarchy, I judged you.
And…I should have loved you. And remembered that none of us are perfect.
Loving those who don’t know God, that’s easy. Loving those who do know God but who I disagree with politically, doctrinally, and spiritually? That’s SO difficult.
How can I say that I love others & want to err on the side of loving others too much when I’m judging those who I deem are judgmental? This is hypocrisy, pure and simple.
Honestly, it comes down to pride–believing I’m more in tuned spiritually to how Jesus would act. HA–what’s that verse about removing the log from my own eye, again?
May I err on the side of loving too much–for EVERYONE. I need to take off my superiority blinders & give more grace. (Thank you to everyone who gave ME lots of grace during this time.)