Today I judge nothing that occurs.
The judgmental mind causes a lot of problems. We think we know and understand when we know and understand very little. Our tunnel vision leads us astray once again. The perennial wisdom from all the world’s religions teach that judgment causes problems and tells us to stop it, just stop it.
In Alcoholic Anonymous, it is suggested in step three that we turn our will over to God as we understand God. Great idea! Easier said than done. A good place to start turning our will over is to stop judging and admit we really don’t know, only God does.
In Unitarian Universalism, we covenant together to affirm and promote a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Truth and meaning can emerge at various levels of consciousness and is always transforming as our understanding grows to higher and higher levels until it is transformed into the Oneness with God. Amen! May it be so.
Today, we should remind ourselves that we really don’t know the whole story, only parts of it. Recognizing our knowledge and understanding is limited we turn our judgment over to our Higher Power and remind ourselves that no matter what we think, things all come out in the wash, and will be okay in the end.