37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Or what about this from John 8:7?
Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.
Or this from John 13:34-35?
34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
As a lifelong Catholic (non-practicing at the moment, sorry Mom & Dad) and the product of 13 years of Catholic school I have received my share of indoctrination and holier than thou attitudes. My current belief however is live and let live. Why is this such a difficult concept for people to grasp? I believe that at the end of my days it will be God, and God alone, who will judge me for the life I have lived. I also believe that if I am a good person, love as He has commanded, and ask for forgiveness that I will receive it and not be damned to an eternity in hell because of my mistakes.
I said it in one of my previous posts but I think it's worth saying again. The world would be a very different place if we could just muster up a little compassion for and a little less judgement of the people in our lives that have chosen different paths than we have.