Don’t Judge Before the Time

1 Cor. 4:5 Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God.

St. John Climacus ca. 579-649

And remember — now I say this as something to be pondered, and do not start passing judgment on the offender — Judas was one of the company of Christ’s disciples and the robber was in the company of killers. Yet what a turnabout there was when the decisive moment arrived! (The Ladder of Divine Ascent Step 10)