With What Measure Ye Mete

 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the  measure you use it will be measured to you.
Matthew 7:2 ESV

   This week I was tempted to pass judgement on someone for something they said in criticism. I felt "rightly" frustrated for the sake of others as well as for myself because we were being misjudged and we knew it.
   I really had to fight for my joy. I hated the left over questions and feelings, yet had no direction about how to confront. This verse kept coming to mind.  I finally concluded that I could let go of the worry and pondering.
     The Holy Spirit got through my thick skull so He is able to take care of the rest of it too. I have bigger potatoes to cook anyway. Things like planning ahead to spend a week with Francis over baby time, mulching the garden, or writing a love note to my husband. There's nothing like the peace of knowing that God has it covered. Besides, I have it in my power to offer grace in this situation. No doubt one of these days I'll get myself in a spot of deserving criticism. Hopefully I will find grace instead, too.

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