A few years ago, I preached a sermon about a woman who was caught in the act of adultery and was about to be stoned by some Jewish guys… which is a pretty terrible way to die. In the story – as told in the Bible – Jesus comes to the woman’s rescue. Many of us know his heroic line, “he who has no sin can cast the first stone.”
What we sometimes miss in this story is that when Jesus said this famous sentence, he went from kneeling in the dirt to standing next to her. When Jesus stood up for the woman, he literally stood up for the woman, taking his place confidently at her side.
Of course, Jesus stands for us, too. It’s nice to know, however, that he’s not the only one…
(This video is from ABC’s “What Would You Do?” It’s an experiment to see how customers in a Texas diner will react to a gay couple and their family. Before you watch, get a tissue… seriously…. especially if you’re from the South)