At work one day, I went to sign as a witness for some estate planning documents. I do this a lot, and it’s actually one of my favorite part of my jobs.
There was woman sitting in the lobby. She was very overweight, and on first glance, I would have put her as eccentric and strange and maybe not very nice. Perhaps a crazy cat lady. In other words, the first judgment I made was not at all favorable.
She ended up in the same room with me. And it turns out, she was extremely charismatic and outgoing. She was hilarious. She was a joy to listen to. She had even been a mayor.
My first judgment was 100% wrong.
I know another person. Her hair is somewhat extreme, dyed yellow-blonde and blue-green. But she has a heart of gold. She spoke at my church today and I could tell she is wise and firmly planted in good things.
How easy it is to judge people on appearances. And how very wrong we can be.