“Judge not, that you be not judged.
For with the judgement you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get.
Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?
Or how can you say to your brother, `Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye?
You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.
Matt 7: 1-5
I think this describes everyone. But I know it describes me. Where I have faults, I’m very quick to make excuses for my failings. Just as we are commanded to love our neighbour as we love ourselves, so we ought to excuse our neighbour at least as quickly as we excuse ourselves. Walking a mile in another person’s shoes is what we should focus on when someone annoys or wrongs us.
God, help me to resist making judgements. And when I fail in that, help me to understand others, not condemn them.