Warning: If you are not a follower of Jesus Christ and don’t care about what He says or does, then please move on from this post. You have your views and I have mine. So please respect each other’s thoughts.
I want to be open and share what’s on my mind at least once a week to show you who I am.
Here is what I have learned from the sermon at Church today from the New International Version (NIV):
“but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.
But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
“No one, sir,” she said.
“Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”
The entire time when I was hearing the pastor say this words, I kept thinking about society nowadays. God is kind and merciless to sinners everywhere. He forgives so easily. He loves and forgives even when we don’t deserve it. There are so many people who fall into that trap of rebellion and say “no” to the right thing to do, whether it’s to parents, friends, teachers, or even employers. There are so many people who uses such harsh words to others and Himself, but He still chooses to show compassion. He has taught us to show compassion to others even when they do wrong. We all sin. There is no such thing as too big or too small of sin. Just because someone does something disaproving, there is no reason to treat them any different. I see it everywhere I go now. We all judge and make nasty looks towards certain people. We don’t even know any back story to a situation before we start hating towards it. This world has a lot of darkness and hatred. We all need to step back and take a deep breathe. Our actions can go a long way.
We must welcome sinners, doesn’t matter how big or how small, with plenty of kindness.