Judge Not

 ‘“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

 “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? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.’ – Matthew 7:1-5

No other section in the Good Book frightens me more than this logical passage. It explains my predicament and why I still find myself in hell while surrounded by blessings. It may take a miracle to fully cure me of this unholy nature, but I ask our Father, before you, dear reader, to take it from me. Change me.

Should I find myself further down the rabbit hole of my own making, I will not begrudge anyone or myself – it may be the only way to get through to me. I confess, I am extremely judgmental. It is not attractive and it is not very nice. Were I already a perfect person though I would not even be here, in this refinery called life.

‘This third I will put into the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on my name and I will answer them; I will say, ‘They are my people,’ and they will say, ‘The LORD is our God.’

So, come hellfire, refine me. Test me. Purify me. Burn away this lowly nature so my true one might shine. Only, be gentle, for I am made of Crystal and can easily be broken.

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