It looks like that being behind the wheel of a car is my new inspiring place. I don’t know why, but often while I am driving words or images came up. Sometimes they are connected to something that I’ve been pondering for a while, other times, they are entirely out of context. All of a sudden, something appears in my thought, and I have to decide what to do with it.
Luckily for me, I have this small practice every morning when I can process some of these random thoughts.
Yesterday, while I was driving home from some errands, this sentence from the bible came up.
“He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”
It is what Jesus said to the Pharisees who wanted to stone a woman who made adultery.
So, know I’m left with this sentence trying to understand what the universe is telling me. Sure, there is an undeniable invitation to avoid judging others. I’m quite sure that Jesus was also implying that no one is faultless and that, therefore, no one has the right to pass judgment on somebody else.
But is it just that? Why is it coming up for me now?
I can’t remember casting stones to anyone lately.
But that doesn’t mean I’m no carrying them.
So maybe that’s the message.
A reminder to drop the stones I’m carrying in my pockets because it’s just weight slowing me down.
A reminder that I am as broken and imperfect as anybody else. That I have made mistakes and I had hurt others, sometimes even if I thought I was doing the right thing.
And many of these events became stones that I carry with me.
Life is a messy journey.
One in which it is essential to accept our imperfections, acknowledge the times when we stumble, learn to apologise and to forgive, and in the end, drop the stones and keep moving forward trying to be a little better every day.