When you ask people why they have “left” the church a frequent answer is “I felt judged.” If we are judging others we are not heeding the message of St. Paul. “Why do you judge your brother or sister? … We shall all stand before the judgment seat of God.” Of course the church must proclaim clearly what the Gospel demands. But in doing so, the Church must realize that none of us live up to those demands. All of us are in need of God’s mercy. That is why Pope Francis reminded us that receiving Holy Communion is not a reward for being good but medicine for “the sin-sick soul.” Before we look down upon another’s lifestyle we must repent of our sins against charity.