We live in a society that is so quick to condemn and judge others. In his new book,
Slow to Judge: Sometimes It’s OK to Listen, David Capes seeks to remind us to be slow to judge. He wants us to hold firm to what we believe, yet at the same time have that difficult balancing act so we don’t judge, but are willing to listen to another person’s point of view.
I found it fascinating that Capes is a regular on a weekly radio talk show alongside a Jewish Rabbi and a Catholic Priest. They have had others on as well. They don’t always agree with one another. In fact, he often strongly disagrees with them, yet considers these men good friends. How many people could do that in this world?
Too many people want to argue and convince others they are correct, so they form their argument, then they never hear what the other person has do say. In the end, there are no winners, and everyone ends up losing.
James reminds us in James 1 — “Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry.” That’s a great prescription for us. Instead of judging, be quick to listen. That’s not always easy, but it leads to greater dialogue.
Overall, I would recommend this book. It was insightful!
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