Sunday, 20 February 2011

Why I Love Jesus, Part II

Who else but God Eternal has the right to forgive me - not just for being a flawed human being, but for not doing or becoming the good that is within my grasp - ?
Who else but Love Himself dares forgive me?
Who else, real or invented, offers to help me realize the good I can imagine, when I have failed again and again to achieve it?
Who else loves me, without needing a thing from me?
Who else has given up his own rights, comfort, position - for me?
Who else can lift my load of guilt and not exchange it for denial or self-righteousness?
Who else knows me, really?
Who else, but Jesus?

...but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground. But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.
(John 8:1-11)