MANILA, Sept. 10, 2016— Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila cautioned Catholics: go easy on judging others because judgment is God’s responsibility alone.
In a short video catechesis, he said real justice can only be given by God— the “truth and justice” that never change.
“He knows our life, our hearts and minds. God is the just judge because he is full of mercy,” said Tagle over “Kape’t Pandasal”, an online reflection, produced by Jesuit Communications.
He said all people are hurt when judged and maligned, especially if it is triggered by false accusations.
But he warned that even victims of unfair judgment can be prone to judging others.
“We tend forget the pain of being judged if we are already the ones judging others,” added the prelate.
“So let’s go easy on judging people. Huwag natin agawan ng papel ang Diyos (Let’s not take over God’s role,” he also said. (CBCPNews)