Focus more on the light within each other instead of the shadows

65242I have noticed that most people tend to find it easy to point out the faults and shortcomings of others. The funny part most of the time the faults they point out in others they usually have themselves. I guess as a humans we tend to hate characteristics in others that we despise or fear of having within ourselves. To be perfectly honest, I believe the only one we have the right to judge or criticize is our own selves. We are far from perfect and fall short of the glory of god as much as the next person and all sin is equal except for blaspheme of the holy spirit. So no sinner is greater or lesser than the next and all can be saved and forgiven. Point is we are all equal in having faults and shortcomings so why bother pointing out the obvious in others when we should tend to our own. If you insist on judging others just remember that the way you judge others is the way you will be judged. So judge with compassion and understanding as well as with a forgiving heart so you too will receive the same mercy. If we would only focus more on the light within each other instead of the shadows and dark spots we would be a far better species and a much happier world. I guess I am nothing but a dreamer with an optimistic view. Just one of my shortcomings I guess, but its one I tend to like within myself.


Do not hesitate to express your love to others and fear not rejection for it isn’t as bad as loneliness.

Raymond Barbier


About Ray Barbier

I am just an average man who loves writing, thinking and trying to inspire kindness, love, understanding and Compassion in others and try to find them within myself.
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6 Responses to Focus more on the light within each other instead of the shadows

  1. diligent57 says:

    This is awesome! I am always asking God to show me the error of my ways. And I tell you, sometimes it is scary. Bless You!


    • rbarbier1967 says:

      Thank you for your comment, good to ask god to help you to find your errors. The trick is correcting them once you found them. At least for me thats the hard part. God bless


      • diligent57 says:

        What’s even better, is He does it for me. I just let go and let God fix this old broken down vessel. Praise God! I’m renewed everyday by the Grace he gives. God says, cast all your cares on Him…for He cares for you. You see, you cannot do it… It is an impossible task to transform yourself into a new creation. It is so much easier when we just say” Lord I am so in need of some fixin” Work it out Lord!


  2. dreesoul says:

    One saying I always like to remember when I am being judgemental is ” When you point a finger at someone, there are 3 fingers pointing back at you”. It reminds me that when I am being judgemental, that it is really something inside of myself that I am finding fault with.


  3. r8here says:

    Hello 🙂 I think this was the reason you made the comment on my post a month earlier. I’m sorry I just replied but I wasn’t having much time to open my blog with having a lot of school exams and all. What you wrote was really enlightening. Thank you. I admit I actually was judging others with my post, but the truth is that I was too tired of others judging me on every simple action I do. I know though that it doesn’t erase the error I’ve made. I totally agree with what you wrote above. Nobody is perfect, except God. Thank you again for pointing the fault I did so that I’d correct it for later on.


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