Just last night, overheard a 60-year old at a nearby restaurant table talking about going to Mass everyday, and as if those that don’t, aren’t real believers.
Interest duly peaked. Ears listening in and out of his conversation, and the one at our table.
As he had a few more drinks, he began talking like a pirate, cursing, bad mouthing – yet having a glorious time.
No judging, yet surely taking notice and contemplating it all.
The trouble with our thinking about love and compassion, forgiveness and gratitude is the insidious temptation to judge others (as a distraction from our own inadequacy).
So challenging not to judge others isn’t it? But that’s the goal, to not judge.
Even when it’s difficult, it doesn’t mean we are failing, it means we are trying harder than we ever have. Take solace in that. And keep winning the battle over judging.