Sadly, most Ghanaians are so quick to pass judgement on others. This quick judgmental attitude has led to instant justice meted out to innocent people, some of which are very sad and unpleasant deaths.
Christians should be known for how deeply we LOVE. My many years on the pulpit has however shown the contrary. In the eyes of many non-Christians, including some hard core Christians, the church has been known for how deeply we judge. Christians should be known for how deeply we love, not how deeply we are quick to judge.
“It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners”. Mark 2:17
Do you know why your neighbour has never followed you to church? It isn’t that they don’t know you are a Christian; the problem is, they don’t like you because you judge others too quickly. The presence of judgmental people almost always guarantees the absence of love. In any relationship, marriage, friendship or even colleagues at the work place, it is virtually impossible to love someone and judge that person at the same time.
One thing people forget is that; they have pegs in their eyes too, and have cobwebs in their cabinets, yet they usually choose to ignore theirs, and try to point out the mistakes and faults of others. Always ask yourself this question; if I am judging someone, am l loving the person or hating the person? People who judge others find it difficult to help people. This is because, judgement creates a barrier. The barrier is called “better than”, “smarter than”, or “more righteous than” or even “holier than thou”. When you see yourself in these lenses more than the one who needs help, it will be difficult to give a lending hand….
Remember, don’t be too quick to judge, and don’t be too quick to conclude, get all the facts before you judge.
To be cont..
Stay blessed always and remember to love someone and mean it.
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Rev. Prophet Luke Luki Barson is the Senior Pastor at Liberty House Christian Centre at Tema Community 25.
He has studied at the University of Ghana, the Methodist University College and the Christian Service University College.
He is currently a PhD student at the University of South Africa.