Throwing Stones

Before you cast stones or accusations or shade, it’s important to remember that there’s something in your life that would justify people throwing stones at you. Every one has a secret, a shameful incident, a moment they wish they could take back. There is no one who is without sin and qualified to case the first stone.

Except one. And He didn’t.

Jesus said to the woman caught in the act of adultery if anyone was left to condemn her. He also said that He didn’t condemn her either. But He also told her to go and sin no more.

Forgiveness is not enabling. It’s not endorsing. It’s erasing the hold that person has over you and the prison doors of bitterness that you have lived inside. It’s not pretending that the hurt didn’t happen but negating its power to continue to control you. When you forgive, you are most like the God who forgave you when you least deserved it.

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