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.