We can do our personal reflection on this God’s Silent Message: John 8:1-11
When was the last time you listened to your loved ones’ stories?
— the last time you deeply appreciated that person for listening to yours & for commending “your being great”?
When was that last time you sat down in full attention to that person who longs to hear “even that simplest boost & affirmation” from you?
OR, WHEN WAS THE FIRST TIME you did not condemn — that first time you did not believe your own assumptions against that person?
Because of forgetfulness, we commit sin! –Velden Lim #Didache3.2.16
When we don’t remember anything good, we care “less”, we hate more! When we don’t overcome that “hate”, it clutters both our mind and our heart! It makes us DISTANT and gives us all the reason “not to make someone feel their WORTH”. We forget occasions, we forget to fill-in our love tanks and we no longer see the opportunities where we can reciprocate those simple reaching outs.
When we capitalize on our “I”, our self becomes numb: Self Is Numb because we no longer feel for others – only for our “self”.
“Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her!”
Two times in today’s gospel, JESUS BENT DOWN to write on the ground with His finger while He waited for people to respond “in realization”.
For the many times you’ve written down what you hope people to realize, yet they still don’t, your safest choice is to “just be the one to bend and break and forgive because you love them so much”.
But sometimes, we are caught between tough love and resilience – for even if we love so much, we should not forget that it’s also our responsibility to save our loved ones from dying softly to forgetfulness. At some point, we’ve got to grant them the “benefit of the doubt” which should lead them to be a reflective person – until they realize that “it’s not too late to say I’m sorry”!
Today, may we realize why Jesus had to “write on the sand”!
When we commit sin, yet, like that woman we “strive to have that chance to be ALONE WITH JESUS”, our humility will make us REMEMBER DEEP WITHIN how much Jesus entrusted us to sin no more!” Only if we don’t forget such GRATITUDE, shall our heart remember what the mind usually forgets! #sunset
“When someone hurts us, we should write it down in the sand, where the winds of forgiveness can erase it!”