Circumstances in my life had me thinking about the phrase “hate the sin, love the sinner.” Easier said then done. We can sweep sin under the rug and ignore it, or be more concerned with getting our opinion out there that we trample on the person. I’m guilty of both at different times. How did Jesus do it? One example that came mind was from John 8. A women caught in adultery was brought before Jesus, the Pharisees testing Jesus to see what he would do. His response he who is without sin cast the first stone. All the accusers leave, and Jesus says he doesn’t condemn her either, go and sin no more.How appropriate that we look at ourselves and remember that we are far from innocent. That we don’t elevate one sin over another. We all struggle and mess up. Forgiveness is available.
That’s what I wanted to capture.