“There, but for the grace of God, go I…”
We should never look at another and think we are better. We should never allow ourselves to minimize our sin by their tragic fall or failure. The foot of the cross levels the playing field and our criticism and judgement of others means nothing to Jesus, but indeed, condemnation for us.
Everyone one of us is broken and our brokenness is not the same. Some folks are broken into a couple pieces while others are shattered to the core. They live a life of pain and hurt that has paved the way for tremendous peril, loneliness and destruction.
People are written off and discarded based on choices they made often as a result of a cruel life. And just when a person feels they there are no more pieces to break, they shatter into dust.
Oh, if only someone could look deep into the shattered heart of the wounded soul instead of the legalistic requirement they see fit, pieces would be put back together, healing could take place, and lives would be restored.
None of us are better than the lowest scum of the earth. It is by the grace of God that we are where are on our journey. Instead of elevating ourselves, we should be lowering ourselves in the same posture of grace that was demonstrated for us at the cross.
How soon we forget that Christ bloody and ravaged body soaked up our own sin and it is only by His grace that we aren’t those we condemn.
“There, but for the grace of God, go I.”