I was thinking today, as a thinker normally does, and I stopped on a thought about people and how we classify each other and ourselves as either good or bad people.
Growing up in a Christian home, I was taught that you must be a good person and follow the Lord’s will in order to go to heaven. In Society, I was taught, you have to be a good person to be successful and to avoid having your freedom taken from you. In my head, I learned that there are bad things you can do, and good things you can do, but there are these vast shades of gray which are not good enough to be good, and not bad enough to be bad…
This confuses me.
Who determines that a person is bad.
Let’s make a list.
Murder, Cheat, Hate, Steal, Lie, Trick, Rape, Cause Abuse (physical and emotional), Selfish, Fight (physical)
Help Others, Love, Give Life, Save others, Generous, Selfless, Honest, Trustworthy, Keep Promises, Make Peace
So now we have a pretty comprehensive list. So then, what happens when good people do bad things here and there? Or, what about when bad people do good things?
The movie “Crash” comes to mind here.
Our lives are intertwined by the unknown, and ever action we take has an effect. My guy and I were watching that movie “Wanted” last night and Angelina Jolie’s character (haha I know….) said a line which I think is very true.
“We don’t know how far the ripples of our decisions go…”
Um, yes. I agree completely. Everything we do touches someone somewhere, even if in the most minor way. So My point is, who has the infinite knowledge and understanding that a person is good or bad. You know what is right and wrong, and instead of pointing the finger and comparing yourselves to others, either good or bad, you should be comparing yourself to your knowledge of what is right, and what is not.
Although I do believe there is a greater being, a God, someone who sees us in a large scale picture, I don’t believe you are judged by how others view you, only as how you CHOSE to live your life, because the truth is only the full truth, without shades of gray to YOU and your God.
With Love and Answers,