Saturday, July 10, 2010

Judge not, that includes me too

When I went to my night class, we were talking about how things are ethically and/or morally wrong. We talked about doing unto others as you would have them do unto you and even though this is something I've learned from the beginning of Sunday School, it was just as interesting the way my professor tried to teach it. We talked about the divineness of how God created happiness and that it is right because God created it and so forth and so on. One lady instantly put her hand up and she said that she is a third generation atheist and just totally disagrees with the text. Even though the professor said that it's ok to disagree with it and that we still have to learn it, I couldn't help but to stare at this lady.

I don't mean to come off as rude to anyone who is reading this and if your beliefs are the same as hers, but I kept staring at this lady because I've heard of people not believing in God but I've never seen one in real life, as if I'm talking like I have just seen an alien come down from their spaceship and landed here in the great ole USA. We've told our children not to stare at people because it was rude and I, yes I, all human and all, found myself with my eyes glued on her. She was a real person. I was truly speechless, but why?

I just couldn't fathom someone sitting next to me breathing and living with a heartbeat who didn't believe in the existence of God. As her eyes blinked, I said to myself, "That's God." As she sat and rocked her foot back and forth, I once again said to myself, "that's God." I found little things to look at and I couldn't think of no one else to give that honor to, but God. Then of all people I could think of, I thought of LaVender Williams of Momsweb when she always has these "Life Lessons for LaVender", so there in that classroom, I had a life lesson for Barbara. I thought what if someone was judging me because I was a plus size woman and not a size 14. What if my professor judged me on the color of my skin and said, "No blacks allowed." I also thought what if someone judged me because I did love and believe in Christ and they wanted to stone me like they did Stephen. I immediately asked for forgiveness and continued on with my classwork.

Judge not, lest you be judged.

Lovingly yours,


  1. Very Interesting. I have learned a lesson as well. Knowing the way I am, I know that I would STARED at her! :)

  2. I have a good friend who doesn't believe in God and I speak of her in "We Snap In Silence." She has taught me so much about acceptance of others.
    GREAT post and great reminder!

  3. but i would have still kept count of all the things God was allowing her to do.. no judgment there...just bewildement