News-writers are known to write articles about the latest happenings in and around the country but one Christian Fox News-writer wrote about his own experience which is inspiring people all over the country.
The reporter had an encounter with a cashier in a Hallmark store where he had a complaint and the boss’s response changed his life.
Joshua Rogers visited a Hallmark store on Christmas Eve and said “hello” to the elderly cashier, but he got no response and so he tried again saying, “Merry Christmas!” but still no response.
So he said, “That stuffed animal we’re buying is for our new baby – she could come any day now.” The woman cashier glanced at him and coldly said, “You got anything else?” She charged his card and didn’t speak a word. He again tried to be friendly and wished her a “Merry Christmas.”
By this time Joshua had reached his limit and straight away complained to the manager about the staff at the counter. “I know exactly which staff member you’re talking about,” the manager replied. “And all I can say is, you never know what people are going through.”
He left the store thinking about the words, “you never know what people are going through.” Joshua knew that he did not know her story and thought to himself, maybe “her son had died or she had just been diagnosed with cancer. Maybe she had been evicted from her home. Or maybe she just had a headache – why did I care?”
Don’t judge others
He thought of Romans 2:1, where it says, “In passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things.” Joshua realized, “God didn’t appoint me to evaluate that woman’s work performance. Much less appoint me to evaluate her at all. He called me to love others.”
“And while loving others may occasionally require me to point out a serious and legitimate wrong, I’m called to do it with loving humility,” he added, quoting Galatians 6:1.
He writes against passing judgment on others even if they’re rude. “Judging comes so easily,” he stressed. “I’ve judged pastors for preaching awful sermons, bad drivers, school teachers, chronic gamblers, moms on the playground glued to their cell phones – to name a few.”
“We need to give the world a break, stop looking for people’s imperfections, and let God take care of evaluating others. In doing so, we’ll be able to dislodge the plank of timber from our eye and see that we need just as much grace as everyone else.”