This post is not really about ‘God’s Judgment’ – perhaps another time – but instead of thinking of this as a fearsome thing I would rather go back to God’s judgment in Genesis 1: 31

And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.

I don’t believe God has changed his mind.

I want rather to talk a little about human judgment. There is a lot of it about and so often it reveals more about the person doing the judging than about whom or what is being judged.

Judgment is about division and separation and can lead to violence and war. If someone is ‘different’, ‘wrong’, ‘evil’, then it is all too easy to use this as justification for condemnation or worse.

Is judgment even possible in any meaningful sense? In A Course in Miracles it says

In order to judge anything rightly, one would have to be fully aware of an inconceivably wide range of things; past, present and to come. One would have to recognize in advance all the effects of his judgments on everyone and everything involved in them in any way. And one would have to be certain there is no distortion in his perception, so that his judgment would be wholly fair to everyone on whom it rests now and in the future. Who is in a position to do this? Who except in grandiose fantasies would claim this for himself?

To give up judgment brings a sense of freedom, of lightness, of oneness, of peace.

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