Wednesday, 4 April 2012
12:53:29 AM (GMT)
I don't care what religeon you are, or whether you even believe in God, but this is
one of the most true and important messages of the century, and it comes from a man
who it is impossible not to love, So read it anyway. I honestly couldn't have said
this any better.
"This topic of judging others could actually be taught in a two-word sermon. When it
comes to hating, gossiping, ignoring, ridiculing, holding grudges, or wanting to
cause harm, please apply the following:
It's that simple. We simply have to stop judging others and replace judgmental
thoughts and feelings with a heart full of love for God and His children. God is our
Father. We are His children. We are all brothers and sisters. I don’t know exactly
how to articulate this point of not judging others with sufficient eloquence,
passion, and persuasion to make it stick. I can quote scripture, I can try to expound
doctrine, and I will even quote a bumper sticker I recently saw. It was attached to
the back of a car whose driver appeared to be a little rough around the edges, but
the words on the sticker taught an insightful lesson. It read, “Don’t judge me
because I sin differently than you.”
We must recognize that we are all imperfect—that we are beggars before God.
Haven’t we all, at one time or another, meekly approached the mercy seat and
pleaded for grace? Haven’t we wished with all the energy of our souls for
mercy—to be forgiven for the mistakes we have made and the sins we have committed?
Because we all depend on the mercy of God, how can we deny to others any measure of
the grace we so desperately desire for ourselves? My beloved brothers and sisters,
should we not forgive as we wish to be forgiven?
The people around us are not perfect (see Romans 3:23). People do things that annoy,
disappoint, and anger. In this mortal life it will always be that way."
--President Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s April 2012 General Conference Address “Judging
Others? Stop it.”