Matthew 7:1-5 Reflection: Do Not Judge

Matthew 7:1-5
Jesus said to his disciples:
1 “Stop judging, that you may not be judged.
2 For as you judge, so will you be judged, and the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you.
3 Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own eye?
4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove that splinter from your eye,’ while the wooden beam is in your eye?
5 You hypocrite, remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter from your brother’s eye.”


When we say all men are create equal, we mean we are equal in dignity and human rights. Yet we are not really all the same. Each of us has a unique personality and each one has a unique weakness. Each tribe or nation is different from the others. What we can do is to respect each other because respect begets respect.

We are not allowed to judge for the main reason that we are incapable to reading what’s in the mind and heart of people. Only God has that capability. Only God can judge His creature.

We have our own standards and more often than not, we think our standards are better than others. And so, we lift up our own selves and look down on others. We become prone to focus on what’s wrong with others forgetting that we, too, have many wrongs. When we judge others, we are actually judging ourselves. Instead of being judgmental, why not learn to be appreciative? It is much better to promote positivity than negativity. Imagine a world where people accept each other’s differences and weaknesses. I bet there would be peace on earth!

The world is indeed full of hypocrisy and a lot of people are judgmental. Yet we still want to believe that this is a beautiful world and people can change. Otherwise, we are hopeless.

Do not judge
Do not judge

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