READ: “Do not judge according to external appearance, but judge with proper judgment” Jn 7.24.
THINK: Christ condemns the critical spirit, Mt 7.1ff, and orders us to consider things—including himself—from the right perspective. He praises him who judges well, Lk 7.43. We must have a good criteria, that of God’s. The world has twisted opinions. The Christian has the mind of Christ, 1 Cor 2.16. The problem is not judging, but judging improperly.
ACT: Before forming an opinion, consult the divine ruling in the Bible.
PRAY: Judge of all the earth, I trust your judgment. Give me wisdom so that I might judge according to your revelation.
ASK: Does this judgment come from God, or is it mine?