The following two clips remind me of something that happened to me four years ago this month.
I had just gotten engaged to Missy. We were attending Harding Graduate School of Religion in Memphis. A friend of mine found out about our engagement and he asked if he could pray with me about it. I thought that was an excellent idea so we sat down at the table in my on campus apartment and he started to pray. He prayed for Missy. He prayed for me. He prayed for our well being, our family, etc. Then he prayed for something which I appreciated but had no idea he was going to say. He began to pray for our sexual purity through our engagement and any potential temptations we might face. With our heads bowed and eyes closed we heard the door to my apartment just 5 feet away open as he prayed, “Lord, please be with Missy and Matt and their sexual purity…” and then the door shut. To this day I have no idea who walked through that door but I remember wishing they knew the broader context of that prayer!
Don’t judge too quickly because you usually don’t know the whole story. We often make a lot of assumptions when we judge that can do a lot of damage to someone.