The destructive power of Judgment

Judging others is a dangerous business.

Judge not, lest ye be judged

Those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

From The Washington Post – Story on the Memorial service for Whitney Houston:

“Kevin Costner, her co-star in “The Bodyguard,” said that for all of Houston’s beauty and success, she was still yearning for approval from the public and somewhat insecure, a superstar who “still wondered, ‘Am I good enough? Am I pretty enough? Will they like me?’”

It’s a tree we could all hang from — the unexplainable burden that comes with fame,” he said. “Call it doubt. Call it fear. I’ve had mine. And I know the famous in the room have had theirs.”

This morning, Debbie was listening to Kevin Costner’s “speech” . . . I could hear snippets of it wafting in from the other room . . . and “It’s a tree we could all hang from” rang through LOUD AND CLEAR.

So many people are quick to judge . . . to come to conclusions based on hearsay . . . and in the case of many famous folks, this kind of conjecture often overshadows the brilliance of the person’s decades of magnificent accomplishment.

Judgment is destructive and unnecessary.

Leaping to conclusions and broadcasting unfounded judgments cloud the beauty of the person being being judged and serves NOBODY well.

This reality rings through History as being one of the most destructive forces of humanity . . . Even in Biblical times.

Judgment sprouts from envy, greed, and perhaps a need to boost ego (at the expense of others).

It’s ugly!

So . . .

Judge not, lest ye be judged

Just sayin’



Published by Barry Owen

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