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So Who are We to Judge?

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: October 6, 2018

A timely question&helllip;

 Editor's note: This poem was inspired by the contentious debate in the U.S. Senate (and the country) over the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.  Greg posted the poem on Partial Observer yesterday (October 5), when the Senate was debating moving the nomination to a vote, which it did, with confirmation coming today (October 6) shortly before we posted the poem on SeniorLifestyle. 

Excuse me.  May I be so bold 
to ask about your past?
In high school did you drink beer with your friends?
Did you do some things you now regret
that no one would suspect?
If so, how can you judge another's sins?

And what about your current life?
What secrets do you hide?
What would the FBI reveal as true?
Would your best friends and your colleagues
be appalled at what they find?
So, who are you to judge what others do?

Perhaps this is the perfect time
to look into the mirror
acknowledging you aren't who others think.
You have the means to change your ways
and claim God's cleansing grace
that charts our lives in pencil not with ink.


Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network.   Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer,  which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.

Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.

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Posted: October 6, 2018

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