Wednesday, April 8, 2009

On Judging

A reflection by Mother Maria-Michael Newe, OSB.

I think we could all find ourselves a bit a fault at times for judging others. Yet, if we practice being in the presence of God at all times we won’t judge, we won’t have time. Most judgment comes from a past situation. So if we live in the present we aren’t going to keep bringing up the past. That takes real discipline of prayer and practice of the present moment. And yet I think we find most happiness in that.

Mother Francizka [the Abbess of our motherhouse in Eichstatt] was telling me one time that judging is like riding a bike: you have push another down in order for yourself to be up. If that’s the case then walk with God-- don’t ride a bike, simply walk.

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