“By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship
To see my own sin—my own failings and imperfections—
To overlook yours.
To have His grace wash over me and splash onto you,
To have His grace soak us both through,
And stain us forever with His love.
Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.” John 8: 10-11, ESV~
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10 Replies to “Joy, Grace, Love”
A simple but profound truth. To have compassion for others in their sin, I must recognize my own.
Amen, Terri. Thanks and God bless!
Thank you for reminding me that it is a joy to encourage others, even those caught in sin.
Thank you, Karen. It’s a reminder we all need from time to time. God bless!
A paradox, for sure! Thanks, Nancy
Thank you, Debbie. God bless!
Your message reminds us of the importance of loving one another, even when it’s hard because that’s how Jesus loves us (as undeserving as we are). Thank you, Nancy.
Thank you, Katherine. God bless!
My, how prone we are to overlook the plank in our own eye to see the speck of dust in our brother’s eye.
Amen, Candyce. May God give us eyes to see our own hearts. Thanks and God bless!