“Do not judge, or you too will be judged.” Matthew 7:1
“There she is,” Squirrel whispered,
And pointed the girl out to her older sister.
“She always comes dressed like that,
Same mismatched shoes, same old hat.
“I see her get teased; it’s really unfair,
But why does she dress like? She doesn’t care.
She’s probably smelly; she looks that way,
Anyhow, that’s what they say.”
“I bet she’s poor,” Squirmles chimed in.
Neither of them really knew where the girl had been.
They didn’t know her story or her name,
They just guessed her situation all the same.
If they had stopped to ask instead of chatter,
They would have learned what really mattered.
The girl wasn’t poor, that wasn’t true,
They hadn’t asked, they just thought they knew.
The truth was the girl’s family had just suffered a death.
She had been by his side for her dad’s last breath.
The hat she wore was his as a kid,
Dirty and worn, but it had been his “lid.”
Her shoes mismatched because she couldn’t decide,
She had worn them both the day he died.
Her story was different than anyone knew.
It’s important to ask to know what’s true.
Talking and judging is a dangerous thing,
Damage and destruction is what it can bring.
God is the only one who knows and can judge,
The rest is all guesses and stories of fudge.
Have you ever guessed at someone’s situation without know all the facts?
Has anyone ever assumed they knew your situation but had it all wrong?