Sunday’s Scripture & Questions for Reflection
‘Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgement you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your neighbor, “Let me take the speck out of your eye”, while the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbor’s eye.
Questions For Reflection:
When Pastor Peter preached on “do not worry,” he suggested that Jesus meant “you do not have to worry” as opposed to “don’t you dare worry.” Wonder if Jesus means the same here. Do you read it as “don’t you dare judge?” Could it be “you don’t have to judge?”
The Hidden Brain did a podcast on “what we lose when we assume people are bad.” I wonder what we lose when we judge people.
What measure (i.e. rule or guide or scale) do you use to judge other people? Do you use the same for yourself?
How do you respond to your own irritation or pain? Do you lash out? Do you shut down?