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Judging Makes Love Impossible

Without a forgiveness great enough to embrace even the obscure side of things, we are burdened (and I do mean burdened) with our own need to explain and to judge everything. Who is right now? Who was wrong there? These are eventual and important moral questions, but we cannot, we dare not, lead with them. If we do, we make love and compassion impossible. This is the centrality, and yet unbelievability, of Jesus’ words, “Do not judge” (Matthew 7:1).

—from the book Jesus’ Alternative Plan: The Sermon on the Mount
by Richard Rohr, OFM

Jesus' Alternative Plan by Richard Rohr


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