Everything Is Not As It Seems…
Today I’d like to talk to you about NOT judging a book by it’s cover. So many times when we see someone by the way they are dressed or how they look, where they are or based upon their actions we tend to first off think of the worst thing about them that we can, but why? I know that in today’s society, most times, our assumptions may be true.
But on the other hand, often more than most, our assumptions about another person is just downright wrong. As a Christian, how could you so carelessly judge someone else in the first place? How about the kid who is begging for you to reach out to them, but because of how they appear, you turn and look the other way. Or what about all the kids who come to school hungry, in dirty clothes? They could have gone without food for days; what about them? Yeah, programs are set up for situations like that but more than likely they aren’t put to use.
Perhaps most of those children are homeless, having to make it own there own or either with their homeless family, doing their best to struggle to get by in another day in this cruel dark judgmental world. Others most of the time(the majority are Christians) who pass judgement upon these people. In many situations – because of all the no-good lazy people who take from the government and are actually the scumbags of earth – it’s hard to see the people who are real, hardworking and honest. Why? Because in this day and time it’s hard to find, but believe me, they are out there.
“Don’t judge any man until you have walked two moons in his moccasins.”- Native American Proverb
I really like that saying above. There is also this song called “Could You Walk A Mile In That Man’s Shoes?” If you look around at the life of others, sometimes you’ll notice that you’re thankful for your own shoes (If you look at it that way). If not, then you just won’t care, and that’s what is wrong with the world today: most people just really don’t care about anything that is going on with anyone else.
It’s just like school bullying. It’s not just in school. It’s an absolute real-life situation. And when you decide to sit back and do nothing, because you just naturally believe that it isn’t your problem, then you just aren’t caring or letting your light shine.
There are some situations where we can’t get involved, because some things just aren’t our business. Probably the events we choose to get involved in isn’t much of our business either, but if the desire to do something and make a real change is strong enough, then nothing will stop us from stepping in and making a difference. There is that saying where for evil to prevail is for good men to sit back and do nothing – it’s true!
Scripture On Judging:
“Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.”- Romans 14:13 K.J.V.
What about the children who come to school abused, with bruises and always afraid of any quick sudden movement? What about them? It isn’t their fault. Perhaps they live in a home with a drunkard. It could be a possibility that they may even live in a home with a drug addict. The reasons are endless; the problems are endless also.
What about the young women struggling to get through college while juggling a job and other daily life issues as well? Or the young girl who wasn’t able to keep her baby? We tend to look down on those types of people, but tell me why? Why is it that we pass them with judgement? We don’t know the shoes they are wearing; we probably can’t even imagine the beginning of it. All we can imagine is our own struggles and trials, because we all have them, though, some worse then others.
So let us be thankful for the shoes that we wear. They may be worn and torn, tattered with the passing years and dirty from all the mud puddles we’ve stepped in but let us thank God for our shoes, and let us be there for someone else who’s shoes have taken them down a harder path then the ones our’s have.
God bless y’all!