For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16
This past week I read about a recent suicide of a designer, a wife divoircing her world famous minister husband, a white pop singers use of the "N" word, and the adultery of a pro golfer. With each came the usual public criticism. Compassion was rare.
You would think none of us had ever divorced, felt like giving up, or did something shameful. Not even the designer who hung himself the eve of his mother's furneral could chip the ice off some of the hard hearted.
Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.---Matthew 7: 1-5
Just in case we have forgotten the word says;
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. ---Romans 5:8
Did you see that? Jesus came and died for the sinners. He didn't come for the I got it all together folks. He came for me. I still need his forgiveness. So before you pull the ladder out to climb up on that high horse remember this...the fall is greater from way up there.
For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.--- Romans 12:3
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall----Confucius