He Who is Without Sin

A woman was charged with committing adultery, and under the law of Moses it was dictated that she should be stoned, so these Pharisees questioned Jesus about his feeling on this punishment and He said, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.  When nobody had the guts to throw anything at her, Jesus tells her that she is no longer being condemned and that she can go, and sin no more.  Luke tells another story about a sinful woman who anoints Jesus with her tears when he enters the house of Simon the Pharisee.  This unnamed repentant sinner was later mistakenly identified as being Mary Magdalene, because Luke talks about Mary Magdalene being one of several women who travelled with Jesus and the disciples in Galilee in the following passage.

Jesus told Mary Magdalene that His friends would be her friends and that her friends would become His friends.  Jesus introduced Mary Magdalene His followers, and He told them that she had seven spirits inside of her and one day Luke said, “I bet you were happy when Jesus removed your demons”, which perplexed her.  She did not know how it got confused from being seven spirits to becoming seven demons, but she never bothered to correct this faux pas, as this made her a woman of mystery that commanded respect.

“Judge not, that you be not judged.  For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.”  This story about Jesus was related by Mathew and it comes down to passing judgment on someone that does not meet with your own standards, but since every person is different, they should only be judged by their peers.  This would be members of your community that do not have preconceived convictions about your innocence or guilt.

I would never think about running for a political office, because people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.  In politics, you put yourself out in the open, your life is under a magnifying glass and everything that you do can be criticized.  Things that you said or done in the past may come back to haunt you, as you are left vulnerable to criticism regarding previous issues, and there for you should not even consider criticizing anybody about anything.  I have always believed that people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, but they should also be wearing clothes.

Written for Fandango’s February Expressions FFE Daily Adage – People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

4 thoughts on “He Who is Without Sin

  1. Yep! And it’s astounding it seems the more people running for public office proclaim their “Christianity” the less they pay any attention to those stories you mention. But this is also the country where a significant percentage of church-goers seem to think the message of Jesus was that he would make you rich in money and that you should attack Samaritans (which is to say those of other cultures.)

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    1. The Samaritans lived in the Northern part of Israel between Galilee and Judea, and they were racially mixed, some were Jewish and some were pagans and most Jewish people despised them, because they considered them to be inferior. A lot of people are phonies, going through the motions so that their neighbors perceive them as being good Christians, but it is what lies in your heart that matters. Many church-goers are confused about the message that Jesus was trying to convey, and this is because, they don’t try to understand His words, they just accept what they hear other people say. Most people will brag that they have read the Bible, but I have questioned a lot of them asking who cane first Abraham or Noah and most of then get that simple question wrong. The Bible is not an easy book to read and I freely admit that there are several sections that I have never attempted to read, but the parts that I did read, I was able to absorb many good lessons from.

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