The word prejudice means what it spells — pre-judging. That is judging without investigation or understanding.
I’m not just talking about prejudice involving race, sex, or sexual orientation. Prejudice takes many forms. Think about time we claim things or ideas are a certain way, simply because we have a prejudice against innovation or different ideas. Think about how anything out of our old rut annoys or disturbs us. We run up against these prejudices and they become obstacles.
Be careful about prejudice. It can consume you until you develop a negative attitude toward all things. It can cause you to anticipate failure in all your undertakings. Prejudice has such a depleting effect it can consume your whole personality. Perhaps that is why Jesus said “judge not.”
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