Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Throne Trip Tuesday - Judge Gently

Pray, don't find fault with the man that limps
Or stumbles along the road.
Unless you have worn the shoes he wears
Or struggled beneath his load.

There may be tacks in his shoes that hurt
Though hidden away from view.
Or the burden he bears placed on your back
Might cause you to stumble too.

Don't sneer at the man who's down today
Unless you have felt the blow
That caused his fall or felt the shame
That only the fallen know.

You may be strong but still the blows
That was his if dealt to you
In the selfsame way, at the selfsame time
Might cause you to stagger too.

Don't be too harsh with the man that sins
Or pelt him with word or stone
Unless you are sure - yea, doubly sure -
That you have no sins of your own.

For you know, perhaps,
If the tempter's voice should whisper as soft to you
As it did to him when he went astray
It might cause you to falter too.

Peace and Joy,

Matthew 24:35 (NKJV) Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.


Mildred said...

Powerful words and we all have burdens and need understanding. Have a nice day Susan.

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Yes LORD. Amen!

Susan said...

A great reminder, Susan! Thanks for posting this.

:-) Susan

Heart2Heart said...


I love this gentle reminder to avoid judging anyone, that job is for God and God alone.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

skoots1mom said...

GREAT post...yes, we all want judgment for others and MERCY for ourselves.
Love your new backgrounds...wonderful!

KrippledWarrior said...

I really like this.

Laurie Pace said...

Oh Susan, this is beautiful.