People, at one point, will disappoint you. Even with the people whom you hold most dearly, will hurt you, even without intending to. When that happens, most of the time I just let it pass because of the understanding that we’re human. We all have our shortcomings. You just have to be cool with it.
But what if you gave them a dose of their own medicine? You unintentionally offend the same people just by emulating what they do to you believing they won’t take it against you. Unfortunately, they will. They will be quick to judge.
This reminds me of the passage during last Sunday’s service:
When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, ‘Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.’
— John 8:7
I don’t know if it is lacking sensitivity or being double standard, but some people can only find fault in others and fail to look into themselves and see the things they are doing wrong. I’m not excluding myself. I have been guilty of it at times, but the moment I realize that I have misjudged others, I admit my mistake and try to make up for it.
I hope that we learn to see our own wrongdoings before we pass judgement on other people. And once we realize our deficiencies, may learn to accept them and strive to improve ourselves and our relationship with others.