“Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”
When we throw stones at others, when we point fingers and wag tongues, the heat is off us. It is easier to recognize the shortcomings of others than to accept responsibility for ourselves. Sin is real and present, often taking simple forms such as gossip, passing the buck, and white lies. But imagine how freeing it would be to acknowledge our sinfulness and to get on with the business of healing what is wounded.
(Pray using this prayer or one of your own.)
Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner. Christ, have mercy on me, a sinner. Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner. Forgive me my sins and lead me to everlasting life with you.