It’s hard in this life to know ourselves; how much less should we be quick to judge someone else! If we know that someone’s an evil man today, what he will be tomorrow we don’t know, and it may be that the one we hate so much is our brother, and we didn’t know it. (EnPs 139, 2; PL 37, 1804)
Rev. Joseph A. Komonchak, professor emeritus of the School of Theology and Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America, is a retired priest of the Archdiocese of New York.