Sunday, October14th, our discussion will focus around the topic of Judgements. If you'd like some food for thought on this subject, below you can read the chapter on Judgements from Perceptions, a book written by UMS founder Damien Simpson.
"A weakness of many of us is that we want others to be better than we are willing to be ourselves"
Your judgments could have nothing to do with the truth, they are just your judgments. The most important of all is the "Last Judgment." You will look back at your life and see what you have or have not done with that life. All the judgments you have placed on others will stand before you and by those judgments you will be judged. It is written, "Judge not and you will not be judged."
Discernment, on the other hand, is a gift of the Spirit. It allows you to know where YOU should or should not identify yourself without needing the belief that someone different is wrong. You judge whether an experience or a thing is right or wrong for you without thinking or saying what is right or wrong for another.
We learn, through experience, to make value judgments for ourself, and this is accomplished without condemnation of another. We should judge ourselves before others have to!
Remember, an evil eye sees evil things many times where there is no evil. The act of prejudice is being down on something you are not up on. A weakness of many of us is that we want others to be better than we are willing to be ourselves.
For those who need it written in Scripture before they believe, is it not written, "All revenge is mine saith the Lord."? In many cases, the ministers have replaced God, not assisted Him. We need to assist Him in His love for all.
It takes courage to follow your own path. Many use up their courage on others, telling them where to go or how to go.
"Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye." -Matthew 7:5
Take the courage to change self, to express self, to be one's self. This will give courage to all who exist in your aura of life.
If twelve people think alike, eleven are unnecessary. Show people not only where you stand (so to speak,) but also where you sit.
|UMS Founder, Damien Simpson|