I follow a page on Facebook, “a beautiful mess inside,” she posted the following picture with a caption about using your own scars against someone else.


It struck a nerve, so I wrote.

Everyone’s life experience is different; who are we to judge whose life experience has more value? Because it’s not the quantity of years of life experience a person has, but quality. Five years of the same experience isn’t a very solid foundation to stand and assume some (false) sense of higher understanding or special knowledge. Sure there’s something to be said about learning something new every time we face the same situation, but that’s limiting our learning to ONE source. One (repeating) cycle. That’s insufficient grounds to judge or condemn others.

Take away: Don’t judge others because they’ve sinned differently than you have. You don’t know them and you if you make assumptions or draw conclusions on invalid premises, you never will.