From The Other Side Of the Tracks

Saturday, April 18, 2015




                                                          DON'T JUDGE A BOOK

                                       Have you ever crossed the street, popped the locks on you car door, clutched your purse, hid your wallet or cringed when you see an African-American or Latino male between the ages of 15- 45 headed in your direction? Did you ever have the same reaction when you saw a white male or a fruity looking black male dressed well? I know you answered "No." You'd be surprised at what's out their in the world. Most of you would judge people by their race, lifestyle, religion, etc. First impressions are usually the last. "JUDGE not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you." Sounds familiar to you guys, doesn't it? MATTHEW chapter 7. I try my best not to judge anyone, but you and I do it. How does someone stop becoming  judgmental? You really can't do it because it's automatic. Without even thinking. We all do it. But, I try to keep my mouth shut and check out the pages of someone's story. Could you challenge yourself to do that? that's when you're introduced to someone for the first time. See if you could try it or can't you?      

1 comment:

  1. Good piece. I try hard not to let what I see over rule my immediate reaction, but I pay attention to my intuition as I assess people and situations.