I had the opportunity to have an engaging conversation with someone about our differences and how they play out in our lives. So, in this season of anticipation and waiting for the celebration of the One I consider to be the most non-judgmental person to have ever lived, I awakened this morning with a question that I could not get out of my mind: When does genuine concern for someone cross over to become judgment? It seems to me that we humans are born with an innate desire to be right about everything, whether, that be politics, religion, love, or just fill in that blank with anything about which you are passionate. We want to impose our beliefs and desires on others. And, there is a big difference in leading someone to a decision that you truly believe will bring peace to their being and being judgmental, even adamant that their lives are severely warped or completely wrong. As a pastor you would expect one of my chief sources of wisdom and discernment to be the Holy Bible, and it is. This subject is spoken about often, but I am always drawn to the words of Dr. Luke when he tells us in Luke 6: 37 these Words of Jesus: “Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” Advent brings with it a season of love and compassion. As you traverse the intricacies of life, love others and try to remember that there may be a chance that you might just be wrong on occasion, even though you see that as a small chance!