If you ever feel compelled to judge your neighbor critically, you really don’t need to. Love them instead! Be a healing influence.
The evil we see in others often bespeaks of evil in our own thought objectified into that person. “You have to be one to know one,” a popular proverb goes.
For instance, to label another person as a “self-righteous egotistical idiot,” likely speaks of ego and pride shortcomings in the person who comes up with the label.
Jesus Christ saw evil in others when it was there to be seen, but he didn’t rail on the person. He condemned the evil and loved the person. There is a big difference!
Jesus taught, “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven” (Luke 6:37, NLT).
God is the Judge over all. He will take care of your neighbor.
The less we judge and the more we love, the better the world is going to be for everyone.