Casting Stones

Posted: March 13, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Casting Stones
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John 8:7 As they persisted with their question he looked up at them and said, “If there is one of you who has not sinned, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”

How quick are we to cast stones of various shapes, colour and sizes at others. He/she said this about someone else when he /she should be looking at himself /herself! The Church is full of hypocrites that is why I either don’t go or I keep to myself! He thinks and acts so holy now but wait to I tell you about his past! She committed adultery and had an abortion, she still dares to show herself in church?! I have come a long way in my journey but he who has journeyed with me is still so far behind! Stones, stones and more stones!

Consider the sinner, for we are all the adulterous woman! When we allow the desires and temptations of the world to overcome us. And we become unfaithful to God. Place yourself in the story, what is going through your mind?

+ Your heinous sins are brought to light and you are shamed in front of everyone.

+ You are all alone and frightened, soon to face certain death. Where is the man who was just as culpable as you and deserved to be stoned alongside you? Why do you have to face the mob alone?

+ Even though you are contrite of heart and spirit you see no way out of this situation. This is truly condemnation…

+ Then you witness the wisdom of God who finds a way when there is no way for man

+ He alone who could cast the stone at you chooses instead to restore his adulteress bride to holiness. He chose to lay down his life for her so that she may live and be spotless.

Lord Jesus may the only stones I cast be Holy ones of faith against evil and sin. Amen

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