Can You Honestly Judge
Pray don’t find fault with man who limps
Or stumbles along the road,
Unless you have worn the shoes he wears
Or struggled beneath his load.
There may be tacks in his shoes that hurt,
Though hidden from your view;
Or the burden he bears
Placed on your back might cause you to stumble too.
Don’t sneer at the man who’s down today,
Unless you have felt the blow
That caused his fall,
Or felt the shame that only the fallen know.
You may be strong, but still the blows that were his,
If dealt to you in the self-same way
At the very same time
Might cause you to stagger too.
Don’t Be to harsh with the man who sins
Or pelt him with words or stones,
Unless you are sure, yes doubly sure,
That you have no sins of your own.
By – Rama Muthukrishnan