It is crazy to me how quick our society can be to judge.
In saying that, I am judging our society for being judgmental, obviously including myself.
Last night, my friend Ryan and I got really drunk and walked back to Emma’s apartment in Montreal chattering endlessly. In fact, once we started, we couldn’t stop.
Now, this is my personality with most people, so Ryan was no exception. But we were talking about literature and TV shows and their role as metaphors in today’s society; we talked about religion, and Ryan has literally the exact same ideals as I in those regards. Basically, we both passionately believe in our God, and that his love is absolutely unfathomable. That he is bigger than us, His love abounding, and His forgiveness of our sins Neverending. God created us, I told Ryan, and therefore he created our mistakes and our sins and our tears (*YES!* Ryan agreed).
To be honest, I would not have necessarily pegged Ryan as a Christian, but the passion in his voice last night in our conversation was rich and deep and kept us up until 5:30 am. I love such real conversations and felt so blessed for those drunk hours, which definitely could have been recreated sober.
That got me thinking, though, that it is impossible to “peg” anyone as anything. God judges. Let God do that. Stop beating up people for their mistakes. Stop judging their sons because their different from your own. Have love in your heart for everyone because God does. We live in a world in which people fuck up. But God doesn’t.
Which means he didn’t fuck up your fuck ups.
And now I’m judging you and myself for judging others yet again.
We can’t run away from pain and suffering, Ryan pointed out. We can try to just escape our problems, but we will always run into more. So live. And do what you want to do. And try your best. And know you’ll make mistakes. And love others. And don’t judge.