But when they continued asking him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” John 8:7
“There’s no such thing as perfect people. There’s no such thing as a perfect life.” These are words from a song of Natalie Grant. The song describes we are all broken and scarred and we can only be changed by our God, a perfect God. We don’t need to masquerade as righteous and holy. When Jesus told them, “Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”, He knows there’s no such thing as perfect people. We all have sinned. We are all imperfect. We are all in need of God’s mercy and forgiveness. God knows about this. Jesus knows about this. And we must know about this, too.
Everybody has value. There will be no highly or lowly regarded. We see every one as equals. We listen attentively to anyone not looking upon their status in the society. We will consider everyone’s opinion not looking upon their educational background. We will magnify each one how much significant is their contribution.
Everybody is accepted. There will be no out of place person in the room. We will stretch our arms to anyone. We will turn our eyes to anyone who needs care. No color considered. No position required. No one will be put down. No weakness will be specified.
Everybody needs encouragement. A good word will be available to my boss or to the person who reports to me. We will be extravagant in giving affirmation and honor to anyone. We will stand by anyone if they need a wall to lean on. We will point everyone to what lies ahead. We will live as cheerleaders.
Everybody is loved. Our hearts will know no ID. We will feel affection for the familiar and unfamiliar. We will be like the sun; our brightness will shine on everyone. We will be like the moon; we will light everyone’s night. Everybody will receive our love letters, by our deeds and by our spoken poetry.
God alone is perfect. No stone will be thrown for no such thing as perfect people. We should know this.