Pronouncing our disgust with others and their decisions is easy.
Giving the benefit of the doubt until we know all of the facts is hard.
Have you ever felt the pain of being misunderstood?
Has someone you loved ever jumped to the wrong conclusion?
Has a stranger ever assumed you were less than what you were?
Been talked about behind your back?
Remembering this pain can motivate us to be more merciful…
…in our conversations
…on social media
…in our actions
…when reacting to the media and to gossip
An unwillingness to own the fallibility of our judgment is a source of much pain in this world; of innocent people being incarcerated and punished, and, of the ugliest bigotry and discrimination.
We have many opportunities to be bigger than that.