THROWING STONES

Wouldn't the world be a much better place if everyone were kind and loving?  That is far from reality. We as humans can easily offend others, and often act out of selfish intent.  When people operate in that manner around us or when they are downright mean, it can cause a number of different responses within us.  When someone sins against you in word or action, you may naturally want to retaliate.  When we witness another person making major mistakes or one who offends us, it is all too easy to stand in judgment or cast stones in their direction.  Throwing stones can take many forms: We may speak ill of them, we might slander their character, we might confront them head on or try to hurt them in some regard.  We will consider how we might deal with those who offend us and what it means to trust Jesus in a world full of humans who make mistakes just like us.