Saturday, September 25, 2010

Do I look through a dirty window?

The General Relief Society was good as usual and I enjoyed all the talks, but the one that stuck out to me in particular was President Monson's. The idea of judging others based on appearance or superficial meetings really resonated with me. I don't necessarily think I am a super judgmental person, but I certainly know that I have made "snap" judgments before. It always makes me sad and I always feel awkward when I get to know that person more and realize they were nothing like what I originally thought. After experiences like that I always want to be better and think better of others. I always think "would I like someone to judge me according to one action?" My favorite part of the whole talk was the quote from Mother Teresa in which she stated, "If you judge people, you have no time to love them." This has always proven to be true even in times when perhaps my judgments were on some level correct. When I get to know that person more I realize that I can overlook faults just as they overlook mine. The problem often comes when we don't give the person the opportunity for us to get to know them based on preconceived notions. I have some friends that are really good at not making quick judgments that I always strive to be more like. Whenever I state something that is really based on nothing, they never agree with me but instead stand in defense of those that I am criticizing unfairly, and they never judge me for it. To those of you who are good examples to me I thank you for teaching me to be a better person. Hopefully I can learn to "clean my window" and look through the eyes of the Savior rather than through my own mortal ones.


  1. I forget this is not facebook and I can't just hit the thumbs ups lol.

  2. All of the talks last night were so great! I definitely learned a lot from President Monson's talk. It's so easy to get caught up in the superficial!