There is wisdom that seems to get at the root of what Jesus is saying to us.
It seems to be human nature to judge others, to assume the worst about another’s behavior. we all do it, and even though we think we have the right to do it, in the end it just makes us feel bad. It destroys our good relationships with one another. resentments build up. It can also make us feel vulnerable to having our own actions criticized.
If we can give other people the benefit of the doubt, it just might give us some peace of mind.
Mother Patricia O’Connor, CDS
Founding Superior, Friend and Guide