Sometimes it’s easy to feel like we know what’s best.
Especially once we become parents, it’s natural for us to give advice and try to teach our children right from wrong.
The problem is that we start to buy into this idea and expand our judgment to the rest of the world. This idea that if you do the right things, good things will happen to you. Therefore if bad things happen, you must be doing something wrong and are being punished by the universe for your poor choices.
So we hesitate when we see a homeless person living on the street asking us for money. We justify our inaction by telling ourselves that they don’t deserve it. After all, if they were really doing the “right things” they wouldn’t be in this situation in the first place.
However our job is not to judge whether or not they are worthy of our help. Our job is to simply reach out and help them no matter why they may have fallen.
“Your job is not to judge. Your job is not to figure out if someone deserves something.
Your job is to lift the fallen, to restore the broken, and to heal the hurting.”