Isaiah 11:1-10; PS 72 Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace forever; Luke 10:21-24
Hearsay is what a someone heard rather than what they witnessed personally. It is information we get from another though there may not be anything to substantiate what was heard.
Hearsay cause concern nut doesn't have enough to convict; hearsay helps spread rumors but doesn't lead to conversion.
We are told by Isaiah that God's root that will sprout front he stump of Jesse will not "judge by appearance, nor by hearsay decide, but will judge the poor with justice…"
He will witness everything. He will see clearly. How often in the gospels are we told that Jesus doesn't need anyone to tell him of the see what is int he heart of men, he knows them?
Then we are told "the earth shall be filled with knowledge of the Lord, as water covers the sea."
Imagine true knowledge of God overflowing into everywhere. There is much talk about knowledge of God these days from a variety of places and sources. It seems many claim to be not he inside track or have the inside scoop to God and yet this often leads to pain and hurt and destruction all in the name of God.
Perhaps instead of acting in the name of God we should let God act in and through us.
Today do not judge by appearance. Today do not judge be hearsay. Today let God show you what he sees and what he witnesses. Pray for the grace to look with his eyes.
Then truly will be like jesus saids in the gospel, "blessed are the eyes that see what you see…"