Wednesday, August 22, 2007

"For as you judge, so will you be judged"

You have heard it said we are not the best judges of ourselves. So, from the only Sci-Fi television series I have ever liked and watched with regularity, Red Dwarf, here is Rimmer seeking to justify his existence to . . . himself. LANGUAGE WARNING PG-13 at least! Keep in mind that the cat is not a human being, but an evolved form of feline.

In a humorous manner we see why Jesus tells us to "Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment 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).

Let us be glad that God puts mercy above being fair. The last thing we want is to get what we deserve. Why should we want it otherwise for other people?

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