“Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged.”
(Matthew 7:1-2 NLT)
Highlighters are useful little tools for highlighting important information. A few years ago, a family member used the highlighter as a metaphor for judgmental people. People like that bring out the negative traits in others, thus highlighting the bad things about them. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus taught us not to judge or we, too, will be judged. In other words, give people the benefit of the doubt. Whenever you’re tempted to jump to a conclusion about someone without carefully examining the situation, think about what Jesus said and drop the highlighter.
Without sufficient evidence, there’s no room for judgment.