The significance of Jesus’ statement, “I judge no man,” hit me square-on recently.
He did render judgments at times against his fellowman. He told the Pharisees they were hypocrites. He instructed sinners to quit sinning.
His statement, “I judge no man,” does not make sense when considered literally, for it makes him sound like a hypocrite too. But it does make sense from a spiritually scientific point of view.
I interpret it to mean, “I judge no man as being material.”
Jesus could see the spiritual perfect child of God where everyone else saw a mortal sinner or a physical body.
In my study, I reworded his statement, “I judge no man,” to include, “I do not see God’s child as a mortal with material distinctions. Man is neither short nor tall, fat nor skinny, black nor white, brown nor tan, rich nor poor, privileged or not privileged, gay or not-gay, republican or democrat, upper class or lower class, or defined by any other label mortal mind would paste over God’s spiritual creation.
Man is wholly spiritual. He is not in or of matter—ever. He cannot be found in matter nor seen in a physical form. His identity is wholly spiritual, reflecting the qualities of Love and Life in all their eternal and heavenly splendor and glory. This individuality is real and tangible to spiritual sense, but non-existent to physical sense.
Try this: Cease judging your fellowman from a material point of view. It doesn’t matter what clothes they wear, whether their hair is askew, whether they smile at you, or live up to your personal expectations. Drop all temptation to size them up materially, and behold what God created in His or Her image. What do you see?