All she wanted was to enjoy a hot meal. Her days are long, caring for infant twins. She decided to turn on a cartoon for a few minutes. Innocent enough, right? She posted a short video of the twins enjoying the show then proceeded to enjoy her home cooked meal. Little did she know the judgement that was about to come her way.
Sadly, this mom was criticized for turning on the TV for a few minutes so she could eat. Why are moms so critical of other moms? she thought. We’re all doing the best we can. Shouldn’t that bring us together?
Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged. (Matthew 7:1-2).
We’re all guilty of judging others. I doubt I go a day without a judgmental thought crossing my mind or critical words leaving my mouth. (I’m working on that).
Mother Teresa is quoted as saying, “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
What are we here to do, if not to love people? Why must we get so caught up in comparing ourselves to others and beating them down with harsh words?
We all have different ways of doing things. That doesn’t make us any better or worse than others. Let’s choose to leave the judgment out of the picture and focus on loving and supporting one another in our triumphs and our struggles.