Vilify

It can be so seductive to vilify someone for whom you’ve judged as a bad person.

But to do that, you need to make them almost one-dimensional, only capable of embodying those bad qualities that you’re focusing on.

They may have indeed done something horrible, but they might have also done some good in their life.

Have you only done good deeds?

Have you never sinned?

None of us can live in those symbolic glass houses, because we are all fallible.

So, whenever you find yourself judging, especially in righteousness, you might want to think for moment and ask if you would want to be vilified as some monster yourself, or would you hope that people could see you as a human, worthy of forgiveness and redemption.

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