Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sizing Others Up

We do it all the time!  Studies show that most people size others up within the first thirty seconds of meeting them.  We make judgments based on how they look, dress and the first words out of their mouths. It is often a false impression and can create a problem in our relationship with that person.
Jesus spoke about not judging others and about the importances of looking first at our own shortcomings. When we think about the way others judge us we all want to be given the benefit of the doubt.  Are we not all ready to give a multitude of explanations for any negative judgments made about us?
Give others the same benefit of the doubt that we would like to have for ourselves and be open to possible loving relationships and friendships despite that first impression.
Big Grin

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