the teachers of the law &the Pharisees 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 1 of you who is without sin be the 1st to throw a stone at her." again he stooped down &wrote on the ground.
at this, those who heard began to go away 1 at a time, the older 1s 1st, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. Jesus straightened up &asked her, "woman, where are they? has no1 condemned you?"
"no 1 sir," she said.
"then neither do I condemn you," Jesus declared. "go now &leave your life of sin."
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. †