A few Sundays ago one of my favorite pastors, Nick Kimmet, spoke about judgement. As he spoke he mentioned a MTV show called "If You Really Knew Me." Intrigued I watched this show.
Judgement is something we all do. From little things like some one's shoes to bigger things like some one's beliefs or race. I stand up for people who are made fun of because of their beliefs or other bigger issues and I have a strong dislike towards those who do make fun of people for the bigger issues and yet here I am judging people for the little things. Does that make me any better? No, it does not. I would love to think so but deep down I could hurt someone just as much as those who look at the bigger issues.
This show really tests you. And shows you how you really don't know the person you are judging and if you did know, you hopefully wouldn't judge them any longer. I believe that this show has inspired me, specially as a youth leader, because most of the judgment gets worst in the junior high age group, and maybe we can help these students to really look past the outside and really get to know the person inside.
I definitely encourage you to go and watch at least one episode. It will make you think a little more before you judge. I'm not going to promise it will stop you because I don't think it will, but it may help. Specially for all you youth leaders, we see this all the time and can help change it.
The people who run the "Challenge Day" are truly amazing people for doing what they do and I would give anything to be able to go around with them and help change people's lives in such a way that they do.
Here is a link where you can watch a full episode online:
From there scroll down to Watch Video then click one of the Full Episode links.
Warning if you cry easily you WILL cry. I was in tears through pretty much the whole episode. If you do watch this please tell me what you think!
Don't judge me for watching a silly MTV show ;)
Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgement you pronounce that you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but not notice the log that is in your own eye?