02272018 Tuesday

“The slaves said to him, ‘Do you want us, then, to go and gather them up?’ But he said, ‘No; for while you are gathering up the tares, you may uproot the wheat with them” (Matthew 13:28b-29).

Jesus does well in heading-off the zeal of those desiring to judge others. Human judgement is too subjective; each person having their own criteria for what qualifies as orthodoxy. God, alone, has the discernment, knowledge, and wisdom to apply objectively a standard of measure that is without error. When patient, we are able to see and celebrate the growing and maturing faith of those we might have once judged and condemned. It’s only as we extend grace to others that we will receive grace from God (See Matthew 7:1-2).

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