And aren’t we all? Why bother with judging others and general gossip? I wonder if most all of us are hardwired to engage in this negative behavior. 131 more words
There exists a confusion over the word ‘judge.’ We all judge in the sense of figuring out what’s best for us, personally. We have to, and so we are compelled to. And IB even adds the component of love, that love will compelled us to form opinions. Caving to fear, however… Indifference is no virtue. ‘Judge not’ is not an excuse to remain silent in the face of evil. Christ said, “Judge not, that ye be not judged.” That does not mean, do nothing. Basically, it means there are consequences, and it may come back to you. But, regardless of your past misdeeds, it is selfless to act on the behalf of those in need, and selfish to stand indifferent. When your heart tells you to act, you act. You can only harm yourself and others if you allow fear to dictate your actions.