Casting Stones

“Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”

So insightful.

It wasn’t originally in the bible though. Someone added it hundreds of years later. But it sounds like something Jesus would say. Either way, definitely words to live by.

Every time you want to be angry with someone for something they’ve done wrong, think of something you’ve done wrong.

Think of the worst thing you’ve done, said, or thought. That way, you’ll be less likely to justify your actions by saying to yourself: yeah, but what I did wasn’t as bad as what they did.

You’ll still be temped to tell yourself: yeah, but what I did is in the past. Well, so what? One day, the other person’s deed will also be in the past. And you’re not free from err in the future.

Treat people with the maximum amount of grace you’ve received in your own life and which you’d like to receive in the future. The more judgment you dish out, the more judgment you’ll likely receive. Not necessarily from God, but from people you’ve judged and people who witnessed your judgments.

Conversely, the more grace you dish out, the more grace you’ll likely receive from others.