See Everything. Forgive Much. Judge Little. {Mantra 3}

This is how I want to be treated. You, too?

See everything. Forgive much. Judge little. 

Because: 

1. Everyone deserves to be seen,
2. and to be given grace along the way,
3. because none of us knows the other’s full story. 

See everything. Forgive much. Judge little.

God designed us to live in community. To see each other. To interact with each other.

As such, we’re going to catch and be caught making mistakes, having poor judgments, not living up to our highest potential.

But because we want to STAY in community with other human beings, we need to practice forgiveness again and again and again.

Forgiveness is hard. It requires a lot from us.

But one way to reduce the need to forgive others as often? Judge others less harshly to begin with.

  • Take things less personally.
  • Give the benefit of the doubt when possible.
  • Be less offendable.

Judge less and you’ll have less to forgive.

Always keep hearing and noticing people.

Just do it with a less critical eye.


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Which comes easier/harder to you: seeing always, forgiving much, or judging less? Share in the comments.

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11 thoughts on “See Everything. Forgive Much. Judge Little. {Mantra 3}

  1. Jodee Schrlau

    One of my prayers is that Holy Spirit would let me know when I am judging others unfairly. I’m reminded of what Jesus said, “let him who has no sin cast the first stone.” I’m enjoying your mantras.

  2. Trudy

    I do love the mantras you’re sharing, Lisa. So true we “need to practice forgiveness again and again and again.” I recently heard a message of how forgiveness does not mean it won’t hurt anymore. And it doesn’t mean there must be a reconciliation with a person who has hurt us. I’m so grateful God knows our full story and will never condemn us! Love and blessings to you!

  3. HOLLY JAHANGIRI

    I agree. I think it’s disingenuous of anyone to claim not to judge at all – and further, I think it’s dangerous. But we ought to judge by the same criteria we are 100% willing to be judged BY, and we ought to give one another the space to make mistakes and be forgiven for them. (Along those lines, a truly contrite and sincere apology goes a long way – or ought to. An insincere or forced apology has no value at all.)

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