In last week’s Gospel, Matthew, 5-17-37, Jesus extols us to demonstrate good judgment in our words and actions. Jesus’ message is that we can accomplish this by treating each other with respect and dignity.
But the question is how do we exhibit this daily when we feel we have been treated unfairly or unappreciated?
I believe to overcome this challenge we need to display tolerance in all situations otherwise we can jump to conclusions and leave ourselves open to acting unfairly. Additionally, we can be perceptive and perhaps prevent unrest before it occurs. Furthermore, it is important to bring prior knowledge and understanding to every circumstance that will lead us to achieving a successful outcome.
Hence we answer Jesus’ call by thinking not acting and seeking justice for all God’s creatures.