When is evaluation a judgement

May 6, 2020

Soon after a baby is born it is taken to a clinic, or maybe a pediatrician, to evaluate its developmental progress and this is continued on into childhood. Some of us, parents but especially teachers,  evaluate, judge, give marks and advice for improvement all the time.  While Jesus challenges all his followers to live up to the values of the Beatitudes he said he didn’t come to judge, but to save  and experience God’s merciful love.  These days with all the testing going on and with us having to obey the rules about social distancing we have to consider our own decisions for the sake of the common good.

What I say therefore I say as the Father has bidden me.  If anyone hears my sayings and does not keep them I do not judge him, for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.  From John 12:44-50.

Pope Francis: Human beings when they judge look no farther than the surface whereas the Father looks into the very depths of the soul. FM 14. Offer a prayer to Our Lady.

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