I often remind people that we are not to judge. The reason for this is that we are not very good at it. We can only see what is in front of us.
When we judge we usually compare people to ourselves, who we are. This is not a very good standard. I do believe we rate ourselves higher than we actually are. Or we do the opposite, place ourselves too far down the scale to be realistic. The third option people choose for judging others is to compare them to others who are not good examples. We can only judge what is in front of us right now. But people change.
The Lord gives us what we can handle, not too much or too little. Just what He knows we can do. Thankfully. Even in times of trouble let us be thankful. It could be worse. And what the Lord gives us is to help us grow. That is why we should leave judging up to Jesus. He not only sees us right now in this space, but He can see what we will be next week, next year, and even ten years from now. His judgment is based on who will become.
That is why it is important for us to remember that when Jesus forgives our sins they are forgotten. They are no longer part of His judgment of us. St. Paul experiences this sense of gratitude even when he is in prison. What better place to reflect upon your life. What better place to realize how much God loves you. We may be judged and discriminated against in this life, but we have the hope and promise of eternal life.
May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen