Friday, 24 January 2014

of Forgiveness

"Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive" (C.S. Lewis). Do YOU have something to forgive? And you haven't done so yet because ... why? "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her" (John 8:7). "If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us" (1 John 1:8). Strange how many of us are still casting stones, as if sinless ourselves, in the way we judge one another.

Do we really think that our s**t doesn't stink and that we are somehow better than them? Have we forgotten the moral of Jesus' teaching as depicted in this picture? Perhaps Phillip Yancey was right when he said, "Christians get very angry toward other Christians who sin differently than they do."

Instead of judgment, could it be time to offer a little love and forgiveness instead? Something for us all to think about next time we're inclined to want to compare ourselves with our perceived shortcomings of others.

Something to think about. Peace.

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