We are all familiar with the saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”, meaning that you cannot know its content, whether it be good or bad, by looking at the cover. This being true, yet at one time or another, we have all been guilty of judging someone, things or situations, by looking at the outside while overlooking the inside. In Matthew chapter 7 it says, “Do not judge or you too will be judged”.

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye”. As family, friends and neighbour, we have come together, in this trying time, to look inside and not judge the people who may act, speak or look differently, but have hearts that are full of love and commitment. You cannot form an opinion of a person by their appearance and judging someone is not part of God’s plan. Love your neighbour as yourself and look deep inside, and you will find the person you are looking for.