I must have been in the third grade, and our class was learning the game of baseball.
I was out in right field and the baseball was coming right to me, but the sun was in my eyes.
Alas, my coordination was not good enough and when I reached out to catch the ball, I dropped it to the pavement.
All my classmates began to jeer and yell at me for my clumsiness and tell me what I should have done; and how much better they would have made this catch.
I felt like a fool and was so embarrassed that I was unable to even mumble a feeble apology for letting them down. Of course our team lost the game, and then it was time to return to our class room.
In life isn’t that the way it is when others criticize and find fault. What great arm chair football players we could be if we were in charge.
Sin is sin, but when I begin to fanaticize how the sinner should never have gotten into this mess, I realize my feet will not fit into their shoes.
Then I remember what Jesus told those men who accused the woman, “Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.”
Which sin is the greatest? We all can begin a nice list of terrible sins, but honestly the biggest sin of all is to NOT receive Jesus as our Savior.
Perhaps we need to just preach Jesus and not point so many fingers and allow Him to do the clean up.
Maybe our eyes are covered by our hands and we cannot see the Son because we have blocked out the light.
May we catch the ball and not let it drop!