The day after Moses recounted all the Lord had done, Moses went out and judged the people from morning until evening. Jethro noticed how Moses heard case after case and how Moses was not the only one who had such a long day; the people stood and waited for their cases to be heard just as long. But notice what Jethro did next: he asked Moses what was going on. Then, only after Moses confirmed what he had seen did Jethro play the judge for Moses.
Showing such wisdom and restraint is difficult for us at times. We tend to rush from observation to judgment, a problem only heightened by the information and digital age in which we live. But true wisdom takes time to listen. It takes time to consider that we might not see the whole story or that we might not see the story clearly. Wisdom is not just what we share, it is also how we share: in humility, with love and respect.
How does approaching others in humility reflect the gospel?