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JUDGE NOT

Pray don’t find fault with the man who limps or stumbles along the road, unless you have warned the shoes he wears or struggled beneath his load.

There may be tacks in his shoes that hurt, though hidden away from view. Or the burden he bears, placed on your back might cause you to stumble too. Don’t sneer at a man who’s down today, unless you have felt the blow that caused his fall, or felt the shame that only the fallen knows. You may be strong, but still the blows that were his, if dealt to you, in the self-same way at the self- same time, might cause you to stagger, too. Don’t be too harsh with the man who sins, or pelt him with words or stones, unless you are sure, yea, doubly sure, that you have no sins of your own. For you know, perhaps if the tempter’s voice should whisper as soft to you, as it did to him, when he went astray, it would cause you to falter, too. Anon


There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it ill behooves any of us, to find fault with the rest of us. James Truslow Adams

Geniet die naweek.

Groete: Koekie Erlank

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