That Pharisaical Addiction

Should you ever decide to rid yourself of that pharisaical addiction of judging others, then draw inspiration from this story:

When recently I reminded a modern day Pharisee of Jesus’ command to not judge, he quickly referred me to—his, by the way misunderstood rendition of—a line from Apostle Paul’s letter.

 “The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man’s judgment:”
~1 Corinthians 15:2

“What about that?” this pastor asked.

Utterly disgusted with the mere thought of even debating this issue with him, I answered, quite impatiently, “Let me make it very simple for you.”

“Jesus Christ lived a perfect life; then He died a horrific death on a cruel cross for my sins; now He ever lives at the right hand of the Father, making intercession for me—and hence has earned the right to judge me. You, on the other hand, have absolutely no rights or basis whatsoever to judge me, any other person, or even yourself.

He had no further comments.