It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Chapter 3, Page 9, Book 14

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up.  

The Reverend Jesse Jackson

Sunday, March 9th - Today’s Focus

Give up harsh judgments----think kindly thoughts.

Remember those who judge others will be judged as well. None of us are perfect.    Don't judge others by how they look, talk, who they love. Be kind.

It's not our place to judge.  That we don't judge does not mean that we have no sense of right and wrong. Rather, it means that we put that aside and listen with compassionate ears. We focus instead on sharing bread with the hungry, sheltering the homeless, clothing the naked, and not turning our back on our family and friends

Lent is forty days of denial to test the resolve of our faith. Lent can be a time of new beginnings; it can also be a time that rudely reminds us of our shortcomings. But, it is a time for possibilities and growth.


How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.  


jack69 said...

Lot can be said about being compassionate and not judging, but those of us who are prone to judge without thinking always seem to justify it by being 'fruit inspectors' i.e. you will know them by the fruit they bear.

That always bothers me as an excuse to judge.
Now I quit .... for now.

Love you lady and hope you are starting into this year of your life with GUSTO, the 70's are good (so far!)(smile)

Rose said...

This post was lovely and sensitive. Yes, we all need to be kinder to one another.

betty said...

So true with your last statement, Ma, we have all been those at one time and will be those at one time indeed. It was hard when I was younger, not to judge, but now I think "they are doing the best they can with what they have to work with" and try to be sympathetic and caring if I can.