Just a Thought

What Give Me The Right

What gives me the right to criticize others, as Jesus has said, You hypocrite, first take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. (Matt 7:5)

This is one of my failings in life.  When I see someone doing something I think is stupid I mentally judge them and criticize them in my mind for doing it. Then I realize that it’s not the right thing to do, I think, what gives me the right?

I don’t know what the other person’s life is about, I don’t know their circumstances, I don’t know their sufferings.  So, what gives me the right?

My only right is to have love and compassion for others.