Assuming how someone else feels by the look on their face is not a good idea. But we all do it. I have been accused of being mad or stuck up even when I have said nothing at all. I guess it's the expression on my face.
I have also done the same thing to others. It is very hard to read a persons body language if they are not talking at all. I am usually a very outgoing person. So when I get around quiet people its hard to read them. Sooooo....
We assume we know what they are thinking or how they feel. Just because someone is skinny doesn't mean they have an eating disorder. They might be sick or on chemo. And when we see an overweight person we should not assume they are just addicted to food. There are some diseases that cause uncontrollable weight gain. And when you see a person crying never assume you know whats wrong. We don't know what kind of battle they might have faced that day. If you see someone walking down the road don't assume they are homeless. Maybe they just don't have a car. If we notice a child getting disciplined, don't assume anything. We do not know what happened.
Our appearance doesn't always reflect how we think and feel inside. Our clothes DO make a statement about our personality. But every day is different and the challenges that come our way do not change the fact that we are still human and we still have emotions. Life is hard! Be considerate.
"And of some have compassion, making a difference" Jude 1:22
God made us all so different and we should be thankful for that. If everyone was like me the world would be boring. So until we get to know a person we should not assume we know anything about them.
I am still learning this myself. Its a hard thing to do when you see a person wearing a bathing suit in walmart. I am trying to see them as Jesus sees them. A SOUL with a body. The soul is what matters most. Are They prepared to meet God? Do they know Jesus as their personal savoir? Appearance matters but people don't care what you know until they know that you care.
How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you.
There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing and be nothing.
The ugliest thing I have ever seen is a human being without compassion.
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