Too Quick to Judge

 

 

Too Quick to Judge

 

When you are wrong you are just wrong

I wanted to write an article about William Shakespeare.  However, I could not because I had the message mixed up. I went on Encyclopedia Wikipedia and looked up the information I thought I had committed to memory years ago and discovered the information I thought I had committed was wrong. I gave William Shakespeare credit for a story written by John Ford, his contemporary.

John Ford wrote the tragedy Tis a pity she’s a Whore.  The first likely performance was by Queen Henrietta’s men between 1623 and 1633. At that time, women were not allowed to publicly perform.  All performances were done by men, even the women’s part. I am not sure who wrote what I was thinking of in Tis a Pity She’s a Whore. The story I was thinking of was a poor woman who was lied upon by a group of prominent people who everyone took serious. The woman lost her husband and her family due to nonsense. In that time, women depended on their husbands for everything.  The poor woman ended out on the streets as a beggar.   Eventually, she did become a whore for the need to survive. During that time there were no Homeless Shelters, no Shelters for Women and Children, nothing where a woman could get help.

I wanted to share this information because I watched church on my computer.  My Minister talked about watching our words. Sometimes we talk and we don’t know what we are saying or how the other person is receiving what we are saying. Our tongues are like a rudder, it can guide us into all sorts of trouble or safety. What we need to do is read the scripture for ourselves.  We will know right from wrong for ourselves and not be told what is right or wrong. Often we make the same mistake of the friends and the associates of Jesus. The woman came with the alabaster box and poured ointment on the feet of Jesus. According to Matthew 26: 7 through 13 His disciples had nothing but indignation for the woman, saying, to what purpose is this waste? When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, why trouble ye the woman?  She hath wrought a good work upon me.  Nonetheless, we often preach about Luke 7: 36 through 50.  Jesus   ate at the home of a Pharisees. Behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment. Nothing was ever said about the life of the woman in Matthew, good or bad. In Matthew the disciples simply thought of her as an ill-informed person. The oil was very

expensive. Sometimes we make the wrong judgement call out of unawareness. We do not understand the purpose.  We sometimes in our over spirit of protectiveness, do the most damage.

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