Have you ever been blamed or accused of something that you didn’t do? It’s a terrible feeling. Even if we did do something wrong, when someone points that out often times we are hit with shame and regret. It’s never a good feeling. Yet, we so often times are quick to blame or accuse others.
Soren Kierkegaard stated, “When you label me, you negate me.” I love this statement. We humans sure to tend to want to label people. We want to categorize people. It seems that we love to group people into boxes. The problem with labeling people is that we are wrong about them the majority of the time.
One of my favorite Bible stories is found in John 8. It’s about the women who was caught in adultery by the religious leaders. They were testing Jesus to see how He would respond to this clear violation of the Law. The Law was clear that adulterers were to be stoned. But Jesus went to
Jesus didn’t come into the world to condemn the world. He didn’t give his followers the right to judge or condemn the world either. Yet one would think that American Christians (I write from this perspective because I am one) have this notion that it’s our job to judge the world telling them how bad