when I cast uninformed judgment
without giving ear to their reasons.
Let me first understand.
when I found someone wanting,
and I hadn’t walked in his shoes,
Let me first look into his heart.
when I believed their task easy,
but had not viewed the obstructions.
Let me choose to first look with their eyes.
when I thought they didn’t love,
but had not yet opened my own heart.
Let me breathe, feel, and accept.
I have and will again
give offense to another with words,
perhaps unkind or unmeant.
Let me choose my words in love.