A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning, while they are eating breakfast, the young wife sees her neighbor hang the wash outside.
“That laundry is not very clean,” she said to her husband. “The neighbor doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.”
Her husband looked on but remained silent.
Every time her neighbor hung her wash to dry, the young woman would make the same comments.
About one month later, the young woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on her neighbor’s line and said to her husband, “Look! She has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this?”
The husband said, “I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows!”
Too often we judge and conclude without full information. When we judge something we only prove that we have an incomplete view of it. Judgment prevents us from seeing the other side of the story.
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” – mother Teresa