So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” (St John 8:7)
One important thing I’ve noticed among people is that they are very fast in condemning others. When they hear the news of bad events, murder, embezzlement, divorce, suicide or whatever, they don’t take out the time to know what exactly happened before they jump into conclusion. And you might wonder if these people wouldn’t have been better off if they were naturally born to be judges.
Sin is not what just began yesterday or today or what will start tomorrow. Since the time of creation, sin is already known and established. And if there is anyone who claims to be holy and has never sin, there is no doubt that this person is more or less a hypocrite.
It is clear that we all are able to distinguish the good from the bad but it is very important that we should not let our sense of humanity overpass our sense of wisdom. We have our lives to live. We have the choices to decide what we want. We want to be different. We want to make things happen. So also are our neighbours who want the same things as well though in many different ways. The truth is everybody wants to make things happen but everybody does not have the same level of understanding of how things should be or not to be.
Many people, in their quests, have mistakenly cause harms to other people. They probably have no intention of these hurts, or injuries or whatever but because in one way or the other, they have either been provoked or foolishly did not think twice and thus they ended up finding themselves in trouble.
And instead of moving out to help these people, there are these ‘so-called judges’ among us whose hearts are no longer as it supposed to be but rather they suddenly wake up to condemn.
There is no doubt you, too have been involved in this. I am not here to remind you of how you’ve joined the group of the ‘so-called judges’. I’m writing you this to reawaken you to the word of God and His commandments. Take a look at the above verse and reread it again. You’ll understand the depth of the love of our Lord.
You must not judge, you must not condemn, you must not hate, you must not criticise others, you must not… and so the lists go on, endlessly.
God is love. He does not look at you and at your sins to determine how He should treat you. He looks at you everyday with compassion because He loves you and He cherishes everything pertaining to you.
This is why you must STOP condemning others. If you find this difficult to do, then please look for me, pick up the stone and throw it directly at ME!