Most of our suspicions of others are aroused by our knowledge of ourselves. (Quoted by Kary Oberbrunner, motivational author and speaker)

That statement is a bit unsettling. But is it true? Do we question the actions or motivations of other people because we sense that there may be something similar in our own actions and thoughts? It’s a discomforting thought. Let’s not attribute our own shortcomings to others whose motives may be completely innocent.

Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged. (Matthew 7:1, 2)