A few years ago some young people were talking about why many of their peers were leaving the Church. “They don’t want to feel judged,” was a common answer. Yet, we make judgments all the time. St. Paul makes a judgment that someone who is acting immorally should not be a part of the community. The one who did this deed should be expelled from your midst. On the other hand, the scribes and Pharisees judged that Jesus was unworthy because he cured on the Sabbath. Knowing which is the right kind of judgment is complicated. This is particularly an important discernment in this election year when we are asked to make a judgment about which candidate (since no one is ideal) to vote for.