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Friday, March 24, 2017

Judging....a Parable

A little girl was sitting on a chair holding two apples in her hands.  Her mother came to her and asked softly, "Honey, can you share one apple with me?"
The little girl looked at her mom for a second and suddenly took a bite from one of the apples.  Then she quickly took a bite from the second apple.  Seeing this made the mother feel sad, but she didn't want to reveal her disappointment.  After a few moments of silence, the little girl handed one of the apples to her mother and said, "Mom, take this one.  This is the sweetest one."  Suddenly, the mother realized the mistake of quickly judging her little girl before understanding her true intention.

Likewise in life, we should always avoid judging others by our own level of perception and understanding.  There is usually more to the story than we first see, and we should always remain open minded.

It is a wise person who assumes that everyone acts with the best intentions. None of us know what is in another's heart.  It is kinder to show love towards one another,and the world will be a better place.

Christ was the perfect example of love.  How often is the word "charity" mentioned in the scriptures?   This is a Christ like attribute we should all strive to attain.  Start practicing today....look at everyone as a child of God and is loved by Him.  They are your brothers and sisters.  Help them along is this journey called mortal life.  Be kind, charitable and tolerant.  Judging others is not our responsibility.  We read in the scriptures, as we judge others, so we will be judged.

Now is the time to start a new day with love in your heart.