There are a couple of thoughts I have today:
7 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
13 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
When we die and stand before the throne of God, at His feet, with Him looking down upon our head, what will we say?
Will we say we cast out certain members of society due to the fact we judged them and did not love them as we love ourselves? Or will we say we did in fact love them and embraced them as our brothers and sisters?
I am a Christian woman; I refuse to not be friends with someone simply because the way they live their life is different from mine. I have sin in my life, plain and simple, I am not perfect, to be perfect is to be Jesus Christ. I am imperfect made perfect by the blood of Jesus, I choose to read the bible and I choose to accept the fact He came here to do away with the old laws. I choose to obey the commandment that all that is left is faith, hope and love, and the greatest of these is love.
I have seen what inequality does to a people, it robs them of their dignity, of their ability to care of the person they love. I choose to abide by 1 Corinthians 1:13 and try and live my life that way.
Having said all of that, there is a couple of things I do judge, cheating men and women and bad parents. Not perfect, will never be perfect, however, will strive to live my life in a way that when I stand before the throne of God I can say I truly tried to live 1 Corinthians.