Stop being Judgmental

This is from an email I received, you all probably must have read it before but again I thought of sharing it as it gives a message for us to think twice before judging someone without stepping in to his shoes.

A doctor entered the hospital in hurry after being called in for an urgent surgery. He answered the call ASAP, changed his clothes and went directly to the surgery block.

He found the boy’s father going and coming in the hall waiting for the doctor. Once seeing him, the dad yelled:
“Why did you take all this time to come? Don’t you know that my son’s life is in danger? Don’t you have the sense of responsibility?”

The doctor smiled and said:
“I am sorry, I wasn’t in the hospital and I came the fastest I could after receiving the call…… And now, I wish you’d calm down so that I can do my work”

“Calm down?! What if your son was in this room right now, would you calm down? If your own son dies now what will you do??” said the father angrily

The doctor smiled again and replied: “I will say what Job said in the Holy Bible “From dust we came and to dust we return, blessed be the name of God”. Doctors cannot prolong lives. Go and intercede for your son, we will do our best by God’s grace”

“Giving advice when we’re not concerned is so easy” Murmured the father.

The surgery took some hours after which the doctor went out happy, “Thank God! Your son is saved!”

And without waiting for the father’s reply he carried on his way running. “If you have any question, ask the nurse!!”

“Why is he so arrogant? He couldn’t wait some minutes so that I ask about my son’s state” Commented the father when seeing the nurse minutes after the doctor left.

The nurse answered, tears coming down her face: “His son died yesterday in a road accident, he was in the burial when we called him for your son’s surgery. And now that he saved your son’s life, he left running to finish his son’s burial.”

NEVER JUDGE ANYONE because you never know how their life is and as to what is happening or what they’re going through.


3 thoughts on “Stop being Judgmental

  1. This is an excellent example of a touching and insightful story. I have made judgements earlier in my life but have grown to realize and recognize that there is a reason beyond every action and attitude. That rude cashier at the store…well she may have just been kicked out of her apartment and worried where she and her kids will sleep tonight. Or that girl who continues to make snide and condescending remarks to hurt the feeling of others. Perhaps that’s because she was verbally abused and put down by her parents and that is a way she has learned to make her self feel better by putting others down.

    I have also learned to look beyond the faults and see the needs in others, not saying that I always do or that is my first reaction (just being honest;=). but It’s such an important matter to be in prayer about and seek direction on how to deal with people that we want to judge or who may even be judging us. Most times it’s just not whats on the surface but so much more. So I pray for discernment and wisdom to deal in such circumstances appropriately.

    Thanks for sharing!



    • There is a reason, good or bad for everything we come across in our lives and within the society and gaining the wisdom to deal with those scenarios without having quick judgement will surely relieve us from many mental stresses to come. Thank you for the reply BlessedArt. Do come again.


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