Judging vs Compassion

By Caitlin Pifer
Podcast Episode

In this episode, we turn our attention to the story of how Jesus and the disciples interact with the man born blind in John 9.

"You can see the contrast here between the disciples and Jesus: judging vs compassion. I think it’s helpful to get a sense of what sins feel like, because when I’m impatient, I don’t feel impatient. I just feel like there are a lot of slow people around! But you see how slow Jesus’ compassion is, versus how quickly the disciples judge."

"It’s not a matter of just stopping the judging, but it’s this putting on of an ability to see the beauty of Jesus in a person."

"You know the more you study the Gospels and see how delicate love is, the more you are aware of your need for Jesus. When Jesus says, 'apart from me, you can do nothing,' that’s me! I can’t go through the day without judging! I think 'Judge not' from Matthew 7 – that two-word command – is Jesus’ hardest command."