Complete this sentence.  That person is ...

a Jerk. a Loser. Bad. a Dork. a Geek. a Weirdo. Ugly. Fat. a Wimp. a Human being.

Every word on that list besides the last one is a label that comes as a result of a judgement.  To truly see someone we must look past the labels that we or society has placed upon them.

People are first and foremost human beings and we must do our best to see them as that.  This will enable us to see them first and hopefully not judge them second.  I know, easy to say and hard to do.  I am just as guilty as the next person, but I am a human who is just trying their best.  How about you?

Every person is a human being who is doing their best to find kindness, compassion and forgiveness just like you and me.  I hope that I can see you.  Can you see me?