“For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you” (Matthew 7:2).
Any standard we might utilize in judging another person is limited and self-serving. It raises the question of whether I want to be judged by my own standard of earthly assessment, what meets the eye, or God’s merciful perspective. We are at our best as the church of the Lord Jesus Christ when we default to grace in our dealings with others; being sympathetic as co-strugglers in the life of faith, and leaving the work of judgment to the Father who sees and knows all things. Such compassion leaves open the door of possibilities in the life of another person, instead of holding them hostage to my own redundant limitations.