The ongoing drama over Brett Kavanaugh’s potential confirmation to the Supreme Court continues to play out in the media and is spilling over into social media. On such hot button issues, it seems everyone has an opinion. But we must always remember the difference between an opinion and a judgement, and hold ourselves back from judgements of others. That difference can be summed up as that an opinion can be changed through listening, empathy, and forgiveness while a judgement is final, unbending, and permanent. In Luke, Jesus said, “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;” When our judgements of others outweigh our forgiveness of others, the quality of our lives will decline. Today, strive to keep an open mind towards what all is going on in the news, and seek to do the same in your own personal relationships.
“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;” — Luke 6:37 ESV