Don’t condemn fire starter
June 21, 2002
The woman who admittedly set the forest fire is a fellow human being who is suffering greatly for her perceived wrongdoing. There is no moral purpose in bringing more pain and suffering to her. Yet we do and are adding fuel to the fire of condemnation.
She did wrong only through the limited eyes of man’s law. The trees, animals and houses will naturally re-emerge – hopefully so will our compassion.
We do have the freedom and capacity to have condemnation of others and self smolder indefinitely.
We also have the capacity to let go of judgmental and condemning thoughts of ourselves and others.