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Monday, January 23, 2006

Profound

"If I pass judgement on someone, then I see all kinds of differences ..." By Jayne

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Blogger Jayne said...

Do I know her... :)

1/23/2006 09:37:00 PM  
Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Is there a difference?

1/24/2006 03:29:00 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

That is, in fact, a pretty profound statement.

1/24/2006 06:37:00 AM  
Blogger Kitty Cheng said...

What are the differences?

1/25/2006 03:01:00 AM  
Blogger Dee O'Neil Andrews said...

Don't you think the differences are that we somehow think we're much different than whoever it is we are judging, telling ourselves we would "never" do such things, or are smarter than that, or on a higher plane, somehow.

I didn't get to comment on your last post, Kc, but I have long tried to talk with other people, other Christians, those in perhaps a different fellowship, those who aren't Christians at all or antagonistic towards God and His church beginning with all I can find that we have in common with each other and trying to work from there.

I was raised in a group (as many of us were, I think) thinking that we were somehow above eveyone else or the "only ones" doing things "the right way." That is a very destructive attitude to have among Christians, much like the very pious, "religious" Pharisees Jesus spent so much time condemning for their attitudes and ungodly behavior towards all others.

I came to understand in my 30s, after being out in the world working and around people outside my home all the time, that anyone is capable of anything given the right set of circumstances. I'm not saying that we are all evil and would do horribly evil things, but that the potential is certainly there, I do believe.

At least having that attitude and outlook about it keeps me very humble in my walk with God because I realize what a fine line there is sometimes between doing the right thing and getting off into terribly wrong things.

When our attitude is one of judgment toward others we don't see ourselves "as they are," yet I think deep down inside we are at least capable of being like they are in many respects. Enough respects, anyway, that I don't want to be throwing stones at anyone.

Oh - by the way - have you "dropped by" the past day or so? Check out the winners in my desktop picture contest. You'll be glad you did (I think).

1/26/2006 01:22:00 PM  
Blogger audrey` said...

Jesus loves you very much, Casey.

1/27/2006 02:45:00 AM  
Blogger audrey` said...

Casey, you're a very special child of God.
Jesus says, "I'll never leave you nor forsake you."
Hebrews 13:5

1/27/2006 08:20:00 PM  
Blogger M. C. Pearson said...

So true, so true.

Just so you know, I'm praying and thinking about you.

1/28/2006 10:56:00 PM  
Blogger Kc said...

Thanks everyone for your thoughts and especially your prayers. ;-)

1/29/2006 09:04:00 AM  
Blogger earth from eic said...

Does that mean that when you judge you see the differences in yourself? Most of the time when we turn our noses up at others, it is because we are seeing a reflection of the sinful part of us that we refuse to fix.

1/30/2006 07:36:00 PM  
Blogger Kc said...

Great observation Chris. I hope to be able to return to this topic soon and I appreciate your input here. ;-)

1/31/2006 02:57:00 AM  

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