Don’t find fault with the person who limps or stumbles along the road, unless you have worn the shoes he wears, or struggled beneath his load.
There may be stones in his shoes that hurt, though hidden away from view, or the burden he bears, placed on your back, might cause you to stumble too.
Don’t sneer at the person who’s down today, unless you have felt the blow that caused his fall, or felt the shame that only the fallen know.
You may be strong, but still the blows that were his, if dealt to you, in the self -same way, at the self-same time, might cause you to stagger too.
Don’t be harsh with the person who falls, or pelt him with word and stone, unless you are sure, yes doubly sure that you have no faults of your own.
For, you know, perhaps, if the tempter’s voice would whisper as softly to you, as it did to him, when he went astray, might cause you to falter too . . . .