It is always good to remember (and I mean many times each day!) that we are all sinners. It devolves so easily into a religious platitude, but it is the undeniable truth of Scripture.
I may not struggle with a particular sin which is a wonderful mercy of God to me. Unfortunately, this can make me unduly harsh with others who do struggle with that sin.
One of the best antidotes I’ve applied when I sense my unrighteous judgment taking over (because there is a righteous one) is to remember areas where I am probably more tempted than many Christians. It is humbling. And it is healing.
As a person who has the gift of discernment focusing on my own sin brings a much greater level of patience and love when I am in acute disagreement with someone.
I am not going to name names, but will say I have had many wonderful and mutually respectful conversations with various people over the plagiarism issue.
Though my own perspective has not changed, I can say my many conversations have been truly free of rancor, name-calling, and straw men.
What a tribute to God’s great generosity!