Saturday, March 26, 2011

Good words for Lent

In this Lenten season, my goals include: listen more (talk less), and don't judge others. Work toward the first goal is going fine. The second is more problematic. Sitting with a small group the other day, someone who claimed to know about music and the arts described a string player as a "cello-ist." And "click, click" went my judgmental self, snapping right into place. Anyone should know that it's a cellist, right? Well, obviously not. (And why is it usually music that brings out this bad quality in me?)

So, it's back to the words of John Climacus: "Don't judge anybody. Period. Even if you see them doing something wrong with your own eyes! Appearances can be deceiving. You may be wrong. Don't judge."


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