I was on twitter the other day and someone tweeted “Judge not”, another handle replied and said “that’s hypocrisy”. His argument- “whether we know it or not; we unconsciously or consciously judge others”. I think it’s true, I see a person dressed in some way, speak in a particular way and I judge them in my mind for a fraction of a minute before I re-think and find an excuse for them.
As humans, I don’t know if we ‘cannot not’ judge. I’ve been very deliberate about not adjudicating people. I try to look beyond their clothes, attitude and actions because I don’t know what their journey has been about. I mean it’s only God that looks at a prostitute and see a future great grandmother of the Saviour, Its only God that looks at a smelly shepherd boy and see a future king, Its only God that can look at a murderer and see a good leader, an author of five books of the holy book, Its only God that can look at a cheat and see a great nation.
When I look at a murderer, all I see is a murderer. When I look at a prostitute, I see a prostitute. I don’t look past the face most times, I sometimes don't take my time to see things from the person's perspective but as I write this; I just said a prayer and its one prayer I like to say every day. “God please let me see people the way you see them, let me see the world...the people you blessed this earth with through your eyes…AMEN.