If you’re ever tempted to judge your neighbor, love them instead. It produces far better results for you and them.
From God’s point of view, it doesn’t matter what another person’s sexual orientation is, their political stand, their size, diet, skin color or religion. God loves everyone no matter what material distinctions they appear to have.
God loves like the sun shines, freely and abundantly upon one and all.
When we make God’s standard for Love, our standard for expressing love, the temptation to judge disappears.
The loving thought is not interested in criticizing, condemning, and creating division. In expressing love, one’s goal is to see God’s man rather than mortal man.
Jesus Christ was always looking beyond human appearances to spiritual individuality. He said, “Look beneath the surface so you can judge correctly” (John 7:24, NLT). We can do the same in our relations with others by not sizing them up according to what the material senses argue about them. Physical sense is shallow, ignorant, and shortsighted. Spiritual sense sees past the mortal appearance to the spiritual reality and helps to bring it out.
Every child of God has an immortal individuality that is glorious, intelligent, sensible, healthy, fit, sound and sane. The most good we can do for our neighbor, and for ourselves, is to see our neighbor in their God-given self.
The world needs less judging and more loving.