Our Own Blindspots

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Too often we look at others and pass judgment assuming that they brought on themselves their problems. Our inclination to judge others is not new. The disciples, upon seeing the blind man, asked “Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.”

When I feel myself starting to judge I remember a quote:

“When a battered, weary swimmer tries valiantly to get back to shore, after having fought strong winds and rough waves which he should never have challenged in the first place, those of us who might have had better judgment, or perhaps just better luck, ought not to row out to his side, beat him with our oars, and shove his head back underwater. That’s not what boats were made for. But some of us do that to each other.” – Jeffrey R. Holland

We must be careful of our own “blindspots” when we judge those around us and be content to sit in glass houses.

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