Category Archives: judgmental

A Stone’s Throw

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When we look at the history of human nature, we find that morals are taught…or not. Even when standards of traditional morality are ingrained into our psyche, it is only a matter of time before something or someone comes along causing us to question what’s right and what’s wrong. Such doubt knocks us off of the safety of our high horse, sending us plummeting down into a depth of emotions and insecurities only held by us mere mortals.

Ego and pride sit in, clouding our vision and our judgment, often leading us to dig holes so deep that nothing or no one but the grace of God can lift us out…

None of us know the true reasons why a person does the things they do. Although it would appear that most behaviors are acted upon out of arrogance, that’s rarely the case. Even when arrogance manifests itself, it’s generally rooted in a greater issue; a lack of confidence, knowledge of self and limited self-worth.

All things considered, we must learn to be more gracious when it comes to the failures and sins of our brothers and sisters. With the increase in social media and ease of graphic design, it is easier than ever to “call out” those who are in the wrong. What we fail to consider is that at any moment, our own discrepancies could land us on the chopping block for all to see, criticize and judge.  

I personally have never been one for “outing” anyone, adding to or spreading already ousted information. I’m of the thought that people will suffer enough with the original outing of a particular offense. Some encounter familial disgrace, others financial collapse and others still, a combination of multiple instances of discomfiture.

From international pop stars to local celebrities, right on down to the average Joe, it’s easy to point our fingers, declaring how “low down” another is. On Twitter, Instagram and everywhere else across the interwebs we, as a generation, add our own commentary in public forums. As entertaining and amusing as this behavior can be when the shoe is not on our feet, it doesn’t aid in providing a remedy for the situation or aid in the growth or rebuilding of the person(s) involved.

I also have my own issues that could very well make for a good “talk of the town” at any point in my life. We all do. And THIS is important to remember while we seek to condemn one based on our immediate opinion of them and their words/actions.

We are all but a stone’s throw away from condemnation.
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Controversy Created by the Church

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There has been a lot of talk lately (and always, I’m sure…) about gospel artists “fraternizing” with sinners/secular artists.  From the mother of The Clark Sisters and Kim Burrell being shunned and chastised by the COGIC to fans and critics worldwide causing an uproar regarding Mary Mary’s highly successful “God In Me” music video, The Church is found yet again teetering with the possibility of losing many possible disciples of Christ through their “holier than thou”, judgmental attitude.


IMO, the Church needs to stop making everything regarding all things secular so controversial. It’s “controversies” like these that keep sinners IN their sin. Show them the God you SAY is in you and let GOD do the rest…

Enjoy the video but more importantly, enjoy the message in the music!!!

Below are some comments that I left today on Mary Mary’s “God In Me” video on YouTube
ENJOY!!!

This is my first time seeing this video and I am GLAD that these ladies and their team decided to convey the message in this song the way they did. When I hear the song and watch this video, I literally think of the lyrics being directed at “The Church” sayin’, “don’t assume you know what I’m going through just because MY walk with God doesn’t look like yours.”

Yes, this song definitely speaks to the world as an invitation to the world to see what God has done for me, “the saint” but there are plenty of people in the secular world that have God in them. Are they all representing the Kingdom to the fullest? Perhaps not, but LORD KNOWS that I wasn’t either when I first got saved and I may not always do my best now!? We “…don’t know how much {they} pray, don’t know how much {they} gave, don’t know HOW MUCH {THEY’VE} CHANGED…”

Okay…this is my last comment (lol…didn’t mean to turn this into a blog!?) How many of us church folk stop to think of the act of witnessing that may come from our involvement with the secular world? Who knows what God is doing with this song and video. I love EdwardCarrillo’s comment about the Pharisees response to Jesus with sinners…THAT sir, is the best point made here. But I can’t forget @mammacita65. We must DEFINITELY check our love walk…