Not long ago, I noticed someone with both arms entirely covered in tattoos. Additionally, they had large earrings and a buzz cut hairstyle.
As my eye was drawn to their appearance, I could not help but think, “What on earth were they thinking? One day they will regret those decisions.”
Will they? Maybe, maybe not.
This person may have been a criminal. They could also have been a Christian. I will never know because I made a judgment based on their appearance.
When we judge someone before we get to know them, we are often hindered in reaching out to them.
As leaders, we must learn to use righteous judgment.