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Cast the First Stone

18 Aug

Painting of Jesus and the woman caught in adulteryLast week that guy in the story ended up in jail because he wouldn’t forgive someone. I guess I’d better forgive you person, for all the mischief you’ve ever done to me.

I wouldn’t want to end up in dog jail again.

But sometimes it’s really hard. Sometimes you go overboard in the mischief department.

Yes, I’ll listen to the story.

But don’t pull any mischief while you’re telling it.

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Jesus went to Jerusalem, and at dawn he appeared in the temple courts.

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Boy, did Jesus get up early. I bet He was the only one there.

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All the people gathered around Jesus, and He sat down to teach them.

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What? What people? You mean they got up that early too?

Okay, I’ll listen. As long as you don’t make me get up that early to hear the story.

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While Jesus taught the people, the teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group and 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?”

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They could probably do to her what they did to me. It doesn’t do me any good to mess around with girl dogs anymore.

Oh wait. Where’s the guy who was with that woman? They would have to do that to him.

I bet Jesus asked them to bring that guy in.

I am listening.

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They were trying to trap Jesus with their question, in order to have a basis for accusing him.

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That would have to be an awfully big trap. Most traps are only big enough to catch small animals.

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Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with His finger. When they kept on questioning him, He straightened up and said to them, “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.

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Well, person – I guess you won’t be throwing any stones.

I’m listening! I’m listening!

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After Jesus said 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.

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I guess Jesus told them.

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Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”

“No one, sir,” she said.

“Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”

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What do you mean, Jesus wants all of us to leave our life of sin?

I don’t sin.

Mischief doesn’t count.

Except for your mischief, that is.

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10 Comments

Posted by on August 18, 2013 in Bongo, Dogology, humor

 

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10 responses to “Cast the First Stone

  1. marina kanavaki

    August 18, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Ah, and “throwing stones” is something us humans do so easily, but you know better Bongo, don’t you?! 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      August 18, 2013 at 1:12 pm

      Marina, I wouldn’t throw stones at anybody – except maybe my person when she pulls mischief on me.

       
  2. colliesofthemeadow

    August 18, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Humans!! Always sinning and throwing stones!!! You think they would learn to get along….. Ginger says Jesus was writing “Ginger is great” in the dirt but we collies doubt it…. They old guy is shaking his head again…. wonder why? GREAT POST!!!

     
    • Bongo

      August 18, 2013 at 1:13 pm

      Thanks Collies. Jesus probably was writing “Ginger is great,” but nobody recorded it in the Bible because Ginger wasn’t born yet and only Jesus knew who she was.

       
  3. Mags Corner

    August 18, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Good job listening sweet Bongo. Every person should never forget this story and not throw stones. Another great story. Hugs and nose kisses

     
    • Bongo

      August 18, 2013 at 10:40 pm

      Thanks Chancy and Mag. Do you think I could just toss a few pebbles though? Hugs and nose kisses back to you.

       
  4. angelswhisper2011

    August 19, 2013 at 12:43 am

    That’s a great story again, Bongo, I wonder what would happen, if Jesus wasn’t around 😦 Pawkisses 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      August 19, 2013 at 1:15 pm

      Thanks Little Binky. I think this world would be a lot worse off if it wasn’t for Jesus.

       
  5. eripanwkevin

    August 19, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Wow! I’m glad that Jesus made a good point to those teachers of the law and the Pharisees who seemed to not realise what they’ve done.
    Oh Bongo, of course you don’t sin…*giggling behind paws*

     
    • Bongo

      August 19, 2013 at 1:18 pm

      Kevin, I’m so glad you’re sticking with me. Mischief should never be considered a sin – except when people do it to dogs.

       

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