Wednesday Words: Judge Not

This quote from Pres. Thomas S. Monson was a particularly good reminder for me this week (and, sad to admit, probably most other weeks too):

Said the Savior, “Judge not.” 1 He continued, “Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?” 2 Or, to paraphrase, why beholdest thou what you think is dirty laundry at your neighbor’s house but considerest not the soiled window in your own house?

None of us is perfect. I know of no one who would profess to be so. And yet for some reason, despite our own imperfections, we have a tendency to point out those of others. We make judgments concerning their actions or inactions.

There is really no way we can know the heart, the intentions, or the circumstances of someone who might say or do something we find reason to criticize. Thus the commandment: “Judge not.”

And, if you are like me and can’t get enough of the “Mormon Messages” from lds.org, you can click on the link below for more.

Looking Through Windows

–Lori T.

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