Monday, December 28, 2015

The Mercy of Jesus

You do not understand the severity of your sins when you reject the abundant Love of the Christ.  Do not further wound His aching Heart by dismissing His Sacrifice and rejecting His Love.

Ponder this:

There is no reason to state, with anger or sternness, comments about the sins of others.
Since we all have broken the bond of transparency and love with our Creator, and have even turned our back on Jesus crucified---have even provided some of the thorns by which our most gentle Brother was tortured---
Should we not be humble? Should we not be forgiving and mild?
Do we not sound like bombastic penguin-like sqwaukers kicking about when we shout about the sins of others?

And, if the goal is to lead others into a moment of contrition and grace, would there be a better path?

(I am not here discussing moments when policy is being developed or general conversation of good and evil, right and wrong...)

John 8:1-11New Living Translation (NLT)

A Woman Caught in Adultery

Jesus returned to the Mount of Olives, but early the next morning he was back again at the Temple. A crowd soon gathered, and he sat down and taught them. As he was speaking, the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery. They put her in front of the crowd.
“Teacher,” they said to Jesus, “this woman was caught in the act of adultery. The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?”
They were trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, but Jesus stooped down and wrote in the dust with his finger. They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” Then he stooped down again and wrote in the dust.
When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left in the middle of the crowd with the woman. 10 Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?”
11 “No, Lord,” she said.
And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.”

( it has been said that
 Jesus was writing in the dust the sins of 
the men who were standing there ready to stone her...)

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