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Judge Gently

Discussion in 'Thoughts for Today' started by Boanerges(Inactive), Jun 23, 2009.

  1. Judge Gently

    Judge Gently
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    Pray, don't find fault with the man who limps
    Or stumbles along the road.
    Unless you have worn the shoes he wears
    Or struggled beneath his load.

    There may be tacks in his shoes that hurt
    Though hidden away from view.
    Or the burden he bears placed on your back
    Might cause you to stumble too.

    Don't sneer at the man who's down today
    Unless you have felt the blow
    That caused his fall or felt the shame
    That only the fallen know.

    You may be strong but still the blows
    That was his if dealt to you
    In the selfsame way, at the selfsame time
    Might cause you to stagger too.

    Don't be too harsh with the man who sins
    Or pelt him with word or stone
    Unless you are sure - yea, doubly sure
    That you have no sins of your own.

    For you know, perhaps,
    If the tempter's voice should whisper as soft to you
    As it did to him when he went astray
    It might cause you to falter too.

    ~Author Unknown


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