Only God Can Judge Me.Posted: March 15, 2013
The other night, I saw a man with a tattoo that said “only God can judge me”. I wondered how that related to me.
It could be that he does not fully appreciate my ability to judge others, including him. I examine people and decide how I feel about them. That judgment is not always correct. I’ve been pleasantly surprised to find that I was wrong. A few times, disappointed.
The fact is, I am able to judge him.People judge each other. Making judgments about people is a survival skill. Do I trust this person? Should I be around them, or get away? Valid judgments we (and he) make all the time.
It is this judge’s opinion that this tattooed young gentleman judged (or, more correctly, misjudged) me and my ability to judge him. So, in my judgment, he is a hypocrite for judging me.
Since I’ve shown that I am capable of judging him, does that mean that he thinks I am some sort of deity? If so, he’s wrong. I’m apparently not even good enough to be The Pope. I may have to get a tattoo that disqualifies him from judging me because he is incompetent.
As I think about it, I might have to do that tattoo over two arms. Here is how, in my judgment, I’d have to do it.
Right Arm Left Arm
Larry can’t …because he is
judge me… incompetent.
This two arm tattoo plan has some potential flaws. Imagine if something happened that caused me to lose my right arm. I’d have to spend so much time explaining my left arm’s incomplete and now misleading message.
I know you’re not reading this, kid. But on the odd chance you do, let me suggest something to you.
Consider living your life’s philosophy, instead of wearing it on your arm. It might also be a good idea to find a philosophy that puts you in harmony with the people around you. The one you espouse on your arm is not going to work for you over the long-term. You can’t exclude yourself from the consequences of your behavior, even if you declare yourself exempt in ink.