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New Church Perspective
is an online magazine with essays and other content published weekly. Our features are from a variety of writers dealing with a variety of topics, all celebrating the understanding and application of New Church ideas. For a list of past features by category or title, visit our archive.

Entries in judgement; Matthew 7; labels (1)


If It's Labelled, Judge It

Tania addresses the balance between loving people and charitably helping them with their flaws. When is it ok to judge? What kind of judgement is helpful? Through a simple personal experience, she offers a starting place for these questions. -Editor.

I came up with an analogy the other day. While scrounging for dinner in a forgotten cupboard, I uncovered a can of corned beef hash. Never having had hash before, on opening it, I discovered that it not only very closely resembled dog food, but smelled just like it too. And yet hash is something edible. That got me thinking; good and evil aren’t always clearly distinguishable, and sometimes evil very closely resembles things that sustain us. While absurd in its origins, this analogy sparked some thoughts that I had been mulling over for some time.

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