I was reading in a devotion book and she had a good thought on Judgement. It really made me think. I have been guilty of it before and you have been guilty of it before. Judging something or someone without knowing the full story on the person. Here are a few of what the book wrote and few ones I came up with.
* That person such as a elderly lady or man holding up checkout line taking their time or talking and it seems like it's taking forever to get through the line. Or maybe your in a hurry and somebody has stopped you and you don't know them and they are talking to you. Did you ever stop and think that they might be lonely and that after they leave they are going to an empty house where their spouse is no longer living and their kids are out of the house. Take the time to just be patient and listen to them and give them a smile or talk with them. It might be the only talking or kindness they get all week.
*That slow car going on the road and your getting upset and wanting to whip around it and yelling for it please go faster. Well I never thought this but did you think maybe they just got bad news from the doctor and their going home to tell their family, or maybe they just left somewhere after losing a love one or maybe they had a bad day losing their job and wondering how they are going to support their family? Be patient their might be a reason that car is going slow. They might have a lot of things on their mind.
*That person with the handicap sticker on their window that park in the handicap space and you see them walking across the parking lot and they seem fine well maybe they have a heart problem or something you can't see on the outside and they truly need that parking space. Think before you say something.
*That person that seems to have it all together and always a smile on their face,well maybe behind close doors they suffer from something we don't see such as depression,etc..Maybe everything isn't always perfect for them.
So you get what I'm trying to say. That is just a few examples and I will be the first to admit I am guilty of these things too and after reading about this in my book. I will stop and think before I speak next time. We all are guilty of judging at one point. Just stop and think about these things and stop and think their might be a story behind the person:)