Every time you criticize someone, you condemn yourself. It takes one to know one. –Romans 2:1
We always spill who we are in our depths out on other people. We are asked to forgive as we’ve been forgiven, to treat others as we would want to be treated.
When you refuse to show mercy to another person, it’s because you are harboring your own sins. You accuse people of what you can find inside yourself. You either ‘can’t imagine it‘ or you ‘know it’s possible.‘ Judgment starts with self-examination and ends with accusation. If you can find your darkness in someone else, then you don’t feel so bad about yourself. ‘I’m not the only one.’ You know this is true when you watch someone get in trouble and they start pointing fingers, ‘He does is it, too.‘ or ‘She’s no better.‘
The only reason you would keep a record of another’s sins is because you are hiding something worse. The only reason you won’t restore a relationship is because it makes you feel better about yourself to keep them in the corner.
If you want someone to know how pure your heart feels, then find those places in the heart of another.
Whether you think someone has a good heart, or they’re really good at acting the part: ‘It takes one to know one.‘