There's humor in this, but as with all humor, it is wrapped around a kernel of truth. A dog might bite or attack. What could be worse? "He judges you."

When our motives are questioned, when our lives are evaluated on only our worst moments, it doesn't feel good. The bite cuts. And it's often unfair. Rarely is the truest evaluation of our lives based on our worst moments. But it happens to us sometimes.

Instead we hope that our worst moments will be forgiven (and forgotten), and our best moments celebrated and remembered. The same goes for others. Here is where two Biblical principles intersect to make life go better and to make relationships more resilient. The first: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. (Matthew 7:12) And secondly, love always hopes for the best in others. (1 Corinthians 13:7)

You may have blown it, but to be fair, that's not the essence of who you are. I won't judge you by your worst moments. I wouldn't want that for me, so I certainly don't want to do that to you.

Who in your circle needs a little more grace from you?