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When was the last time we heard of someone we know that had fallen, and instead of being the one to cast the first stone with our actions or our mouths – We rushed to their rescue to wipe the dust off and used our own hands to help them back up?

So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone. {John 8:7}

What if instead of calling everyone we know to inform them of another’s failure under the disguise of “asking them to pray” – we drove over to that persons house, wrapped our arms around them, and prayed and cried with them?

Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. {Galatians 6:1 a}

Should it be so uncommon that our lives be trademarked by mercy, love, gracious dealings and efforts of restoration with those who are living in sin or stumble along the way? Unfortunately, sometimes we are known more for the stones we throw than those we do not.

But I wonder if who we’ve been and what we’ve done on our worst day was publicized for the entire world to see, would we then be so quick to judge the shortcomings of others?

Not a single one of us would have a stone to throw.

Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. {Ephesians 4:32}

May my life be known for dropping stones, rather than throwing them.