at dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, &he sat down to teach them. the teachers of the law &the Pharisees (religious folk) brought in a woman caught in adultery. they made her stand before the group &said to Jesus; "Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. in the law Moses commanded us to stone such women. now what do you say?" they were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.
but Jesus bent down &started to write on the ground with his finger. when they kept on questioning him, he straightened up &said to them, "let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her." again he stooped down &wrote on the ground.
at this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. Jesus straightened up &asked her, "woman, where are they? has no one condemned you?"
"no one, sir," she said.
"then neither do I condemn u," JC declared. "go now &leave your life o sin." (Joh 8:2-11)
my home's in heaven; just travelin' through the world -Billy Graham
as rain &snow come down from heaven, &don't return to it w/o watering Earth &making it bud &flourish, so that it yields seed for sower &bread for eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: it will not return to me empty, but accomplish what i desire &achieve the purpose for which i sent it.
out of love for the truth &the desire to bring it to light -95 theses, 1517.
if there are words for Him then, I don't have them. you see my brain has not yet reached a point where it could form a thought that could adequately describe the greatness of my God. &my voice is so inhibited, restrained by human limits, that it's hard to even sing a praise up. my God: unsearchable yet knowable. indefinable, yet approachable. indescribable, yet personal.
when the world shook &the sun was wiped out of heaven, it was not at the crucifixion, but at the cry from cross: the cry which confessed that God was forsaken of God (Matt: 27:46) &now let the revolutionists choose a creed from all creeds &a god from all gods of the world, carefully weighing all gods of inevitable recurrence &of unalterable power. they will not find another god who has himself been in revolt. nay (the matter grows too difficult for human speech), but let the atheists themselves choose a god. they will find only 1 divinity who ever uttered their isolation; only 1 religion in which God seemed for an instant to be an atheist. -GKC. †