And then the Casey Anthony trial has happened - as well as just life in general - & it really showed me how much I need to be reminded of this... we, as humans, like to point fingers, dont we? Like to point out everyone's faults & failures... big & small.... from Casey Anthony, to even someone who made a simple, small mistake. We like to judge them all...criticizing is like a sport for us sometimes. So I love this scripture...
Don't pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults. Unless, of course, you want the same treatment. Don't condemn those who are down; that hardness can boomerang. Be easy on people - you'll find life a lot easier.
-Luke 6:37 (The Message)
For me, I love this idea to just be easy on people - making life easier. Hello? Who doesnt want an easier life? Don't people write books & make MILLIONS on trying to show how to do this? But its right there for us...Its taking the focus off looking at everyone else's faults & start looking at the things I need to work on myself... after all, how is my life going to get any better when I have some faults & failures I'm not working on because I'm too busy pointing out other's faults to them...which, by the way, goes over like a lead balloon.
And I also love it because it holds the idea of "what comes around, goes around"... & not the Justin Timberlake version - though I do like to get my groove on to that song... this is more of a Biblical Karma, if you will. So this should really ease our mind in having to feel like we NEED to point fingers... its going to "boomerang" back anyways - right?
....I just think we need to get Justin Timberlake to write another boogie-down song with this scripture in mind... life at least would be a little easier in the "groovin'" department :)