I really thought I understood this topic.. but i still find it elusive.
Is judging bad? Is it wrong?
OK.. let's learn from examples. Please answer ONLY with examples, otherwise, we're never going to get anywhere with this topic.
Here's an example.
I was in the altar - and I wasn't a deacon, yet during the Holy Communion, a few kids were joking around and making noise. I told them to be silent. THen this monk that was in the altar with them, told me to be silent and he told them to go on and play.
Now, I was telling this story to a deacon, as an example of how SOME Church servants try to be "cool" in order to win the favour of those they are serving. Ultimately, what is happening, rather than serving Christ to others, they end up serving themselves, and using Christ to advance their egos.
There is NO other way but to describe it like this. Its clear. In my opinion, such behaviour is wrong. Church servants who do this are in a grave danger. I have even seen Church servants joke around in prayer meetings and stop the entire class because they were too busy laughing with some of the youth in the class. Where is the respect for the Church in any of this?? Am I not allowed to make a judgement and say such behaviour is unfitting for the service in the Church??? I am not at all condemning anyone, nor saying that this person, or that servant, or person is going to hell, or not. That's not my job. But, is making such judgements bad????