Just about every Christian or follower of religious accounts knows the story of Jesus and the woman who was about to be stoned because of her adulterous ways. Basically, Jesus asked whoever had never committed a sin to throw the first stone at the woman. Of course, no one uttered a word or lifted a finger. If they would have stoned that woman they would have been lying to themselves and God.
The same thing is happening every moment of every day in America, except Jesus isn’t there in the flesh to stop the madness. Some people are serial hypocrites, continually pointing a finger at others because they get satisfaction from placing fault and blame. But these same people never stop to think about how they’ve probably committed the same exact sins at some point in their lives.
Here are some observations I’ve made of hypocrites and a direct appeal to them: stop thowing stones!
Observation #1 What You Hate About Another is Probably What You Hate About Yourself
Have you ever found yourself watching someone in action, either on a reality TV show, or in a movie, and finding that you absolutely abhor their behavior? In fact, their actions make your blood boil.
But you know what’s probably the real reason why you dislike that person so much? Because you see yourself in that person. You are so disgusted by their behavior because you have acted like that at some point in your life. Maybe you were controlling, or promiscuous, or found yourself in an abusive relationship whining to everybody about how much you lovvvve him.
You are disgusted with that person because you recognize the ugliness of their behavior; you used to be, or still are that “ugly.” If you can admit this to yourself, you have made a very big step in the right direction towards letting go of your hypocritical ways.
Observation #2 Majority are Older Women
From my observations of hypocrites, I find that the majority are older women. Women are some of the most judgmental and unforgiving creatures on the planet. By the time they reach old age, women have usually made so many mistakes and miscalculations that they’ve lost count. Multiple divorces. Neglecting their daughters and favoring their boys. Messing around with married men. But when they get to a certain age they tend to conveniently forget about their own shortfalls in life. They will sit around, shake their heads, and lay blame on everyone they can possibly think of.
Observation #3 Use Religion as a Crutch
The final observation I’ve made of hypocrites is that they tend to use religion as a crutch. They try to justify their continuous judgments of people by quoting scriptures from religious books, and telling everyone “what God says.” But more often than not these same people are violating the same scriptures that they quote!
In my opinion, the best advice to live by is to let God do the judging. People will always do things you don’t necessarily like, but it’s not up to you to tell them how they should live their lives —- especially when you’ve got your own issues to deal with first.