For those who believe in the Heavenly Father, we have heard all of our lives to be prepared for "judgment day." This is said to be the day when we will be held accountable for our actions, whether good or bad. As I get older, I still believe everyone will face this ultimate day of judgment, however I believe that God judges us on a daily basis. Therefore, our lives must be better today than it was yesterday and tomorrow has to be better than today.
The words "Only God can Judge Me" is tattooed on rapper Tupac Shakur's left bicep, with a "image" of Christ and a cross surrounded by flames. In 1995/96, Pac release a song under the same name in response to those critics that were so quick to judge him and attempt to assassinate his character. In the early 2000's, 50 Cent rapped "I don't say only God can judge me, 'cause I see things clear. Quick these crackers will give my black ass a hundred years." While both of these young men are right in what they say, there is a third judge who acts as if they have more power than God or any Judge in our judicial system...the public!
The court of public opinion has the most critical, heartless, and ruthless judges of them all. If you don't believe me, then read any article on one of the greatest athletes in our era, Michael Vick.
I recently read an article in which Michael Vick stated he would one day love to own a dog. And of course, the comments that followed the article were horrendous. One comment stated " maybe a child molestor should adopt a baby, or a alcholic get a couple of bottles of whiskey for Christmas, what an idiot." Jane Dollinger, spokeswoman for People for the Ethical Treament of Animals also stated he should be banned from dogs for life. Have any of these people heard of the Bible verse in which Jesus defended the woman by telling the people "he that is without sin, cast the first stone?"
Michael Vick is leading all players in the NFL PRO Bowl voting, is quietly mentioned as a MVP canidate he has paid his debt to society by serving the time that the "judge" ordered him to serve, and not to mention he is basically working for the Eagles for cheap labor as his debtors collect large percentages of his small contract.
My challenge to those who have anything to say negative about anyone who has paid his paid his debts to society and on the road to rehabilitaton and redeemption to do three things. Read and understand the book of Job(lost everything to only be blessed with more than before), learn to live and forget and finally until your day of judgment, shut the f@#& up!!!