The Oil Of Joy - The first stone
7 They kept demanding an answer, so He stood up again and said, 'All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!'
We live in a digital world where information travels from one end of the world to another within a few seconds. This happens through the numerous news and social media sites. The speed of information sharing online is like a double edged sword. It is good when used to share good news but evil when used to promote people's evil agendas. One thing that social media promotes is gossip. This is done in such a subtle way that most of us do not even notice that we are gossiping.
When the media is used to tear someone's reputation into pieces and we all promote it then we are gossiping. Because none of us know the true facts except the opinion of the people who are posting the information. Therefore in effect we all become false witnesses. Unless the information is coming from the person's own admission we should investigate the facts for ourselves.
Sometimes our flaws are worse than that of the person who has been caught so we should gently help them up being careful not to fall ourselves. It is important that we do not cast the first stone of condemning people who find themselves in a mess because it could have been us.
BE SENSITIVE TO HURTING PEOPLE WHO ARE IN TROUBLE
Prayer: Father, I pray that You help me to stand firmly in Your truth and principles so I can lend a helping hand to those who have fallen in Jesus Name. Amen.
HAPPY NEW YEAR: BE KIND IN THE YEAR 2018
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