Far too many people think that upon conversion Christians are bestowed with perfection. We see this attitude reflected in the expectations of non-believers and believers in the church. These two groups expect Christians to be perfect all the time and that is just impossible. No one can be perfect while they live in a corrupted body in a corrupted environment on a corrupted planet. This is why God said ‘do not judge’. Judging others implies that we think we have obtained perfection while others have not. We cannot judge because we can never be perfect.
God called us to be holy and that is a status we can obtain. God has not asked us to do anything we cannot do thus it is important for the believer to obtain wisdom and understanding so that they can discern the difference between perfection and holiness and then strive for the latter. Obtaining wisdom and understanding are vital to a healthy Christian life and will help remove the stress and pressure upon all believers– especially the pastoral staff