Do not judge lest ye be judged.
Love your enemies.
Did you grow up hearing these verses from John?
And as we have had to expand our idea of “neighbors” maybe we should also spend some time on these enemies we are to love.
Could these people we are inclined to judge be our enemies? Possibly. Especially if we spend much time doing the judging. An exercise could be to keep track of moments of judging throughout a day. The little ones and the big ones. And the big ones include judging entire groups of people that could turn them into enemies, at least in our own eyes. White supremacy is all about judging people of color as “less than” and not worthy of respect or love.
These are hard things. Not judging folks who we would like to be judged by others and punished.
It is hard to see enemies and know that we are to love them. Love them!
Talk about soul work. These two things require such deep work to “change our hearts.”
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