"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving." -- Dale Carnegie
When we are not motivated by love then it becomes easy to be critical of others. When we stop looking for the good in others and focus on their faults, the unity of the believers is broken.
Are we guilty of talking behind someone’s back? Have we pointed out others faults more so than their strengths?
During those times we need to be reminded of Jesus’ command to love others as we love ourselves.
As Paul instructed the Disciples in Galatia, “For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
When we begin to become critical of someone …. make a list of that person’s positive qualities, which will help us to think the best of others.
"If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.” — Galatians 5:14-15 (ESV)
"Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves." — Philippians 2:3 (ESV)