Friday, 17 August 2012
In our current world we are constantly thrown information. We have TV, Radio, Internet 24/7 sharing with us the news and commentary about any given topic.
This is a luxury we have in our society, to quickly get all this information and to determine what's going on in the world.
The good news is that we are blessed by being able to know what's going on. The flip side is what we do with this information.
Suffice it to say when a news item comes to us, we have a tendency to quickly play judge and jury. We chastise the person or organization without closely examining the facts.
The 'stone throwing' commences without reflecting upon ourselves as well.
As a society, let alone as a Christian, it is our responsibility to hold each other accountable. But this doesn't mean casting stones on one another all the time.
We have to encourage one another to do what is right and just.
IF someone makes a mistake, we must forgive them. However, we shouldn't forget what they did either. We all have to learn from each other's mistakes as well.
I submit therefore that when something on the news comes to the screen - research the facts before casting judgement. The story is always bigger than what we are initially presented.
Please be slow to anger and quick to listen.
When have you been slow to anger and judgment? When haven't you been? Which situation has the more favorable outcome? Why do you think it's difficult to break the habit of judging others?