Can spiritual wounds be self-inflicted?
Could a major key to spiritual peace be stated in two sentences?
What spiritual practice can make your life phenomenally easier?
“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” – Luke 6:37
Of all the spiritual principals that have at times been all too painfully made aware to me, this verse sums this overwhelmingly important piece to spiritual peace up all too well.
Here in this short nutshell of spiritual wholeness stated above we can find one of the dangers of legalism. If I am looking at someone through the eyes of law I judge automatically.
If I judge I am looking at what the person is doing- NOT the fact that the person is a beautiful creation made in the image of God. If I see the person from what they “do” my Love for them will change and be conditional- that is not Love from Above!
The Love God offers and wants us to share with our fellow man is unconditional and not based on what they have done or what they do.
The problem is that when a group of people get together and call themselves an organization they start to want to have people who act just like them, smell just like them and look just like them. This is not the church – it’s a KKK meeting.
We, The Church, are here to Be His Light of Love and Peace and Encourage others to “Love one another!”
We are NOT here to judge one another or condemn one another- In fact the opposite is true- “Love one another and so fulfill the law and the prophets!”
Spiritual thought to remember- As I judge or condemn another being, I also bring judgment and condemnation on myself.
Find a time and a place where you probably won’t be disturbed and take a few deep breaths to relax. As you exhale if you feel tension in a part of your body, see if by seeing it you can relax it a bit. As you relax know that the purpose of this exercise is to be less judgmental and set an intention to be understand that while you:
Breathe in and say:
“God make me”
Breathe out and say:
“A Love light”
Practice this until you smile with the thought that God needs Lovers not judges! Practice this way for several days and make notes on any changes in your life.
Don’t Worry- Be Grace-Full!!