The Only Words Jesus Wrote

What Jesus Wrote in the Dust

                        -Author Unknown

We have pardoned the man who has killed,
We have forgiven the one who stole;
We have restored the pride of the boy who lied,
And precious we call his soul.

But for her who fell, we have opened hell
With condemnation cold and unjust;
And since those days of old, no one has been told
What Jesus wrote in the dust.

Men regret, sometimes, their brothers crimes
And bid them be of good cheer;
But of personal sins they will not speak, for their flesh is weak
And pretend their conscience is clear.

Sexist men who blaspheme and lie
Would destroy this woman’s soul;
They pick up their sticks and gather their bricks
And judge her fit for Sheol.

Though she finds the grace of Christ,
In His mercy we do not trust;
Jesus set her free, yet we refuse to see
What Jesus wrote in the dust.

We look away from the one gone astray,
As all the self-righteous must;
We accuse and recite our creed, for we will not read
What Jesus wrote in the dust.

 

Maxim of the Moment

Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers