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  • "Judge not, that ye not be judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again." Matthew 7:1-2 [KJV]"


    This is not a sermon. I will try not to sermonize, just as I will try not to judge. The words, "don't try, just do it," seem apt here, but I do not find it easy to just do everything I would like to do (or not do), like not judge and not sermonize. (I am not judging others, either, for sermonizing, if that is their calling; it is not mine, I hope. I choose, if possible, to avoid it.)

    What I want to say is this: When I judge others harshly, it is because I am judging myself harshly. When I practice loving and accepting myself, I am better at loving and accepting others. I wish to love and accept everyone, including myself. That is what I believe Jesus and the Buddha do.

    I am not enlightened. I have a LONG way to go.

    This is one foot. I place it in front of the other. I reach out my hand. Welcome to my heart.
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