Latter-day Saint Life

Why We Should Go Beyond Not Casting Stones and Start Catching Them


Our Savior's life taught us that we must dedicate our lives to more than just not judging others. We must find ways to love

I have been thinking a lot about stones lately.

At my grandmother’s funeral, my uncle told of a time when he couldn't wait to share a juicy bit of neighborhood gossip with his mom. Her immediate response was, “People who live in glass houses don’t throw stones.” His little boy heart was hoping for a much better reaction, so he tried once more. Again he heard, “People who live in glass houses don’t throw stones.”

This same message occurs in the New Testament when Jesus halted the condemnation of the woman taken in adultery by saying, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” He stopped the stones.

Bryan Stevenson, in the powerful book Just Mercy asks his readers to not just refrain from throwing stones but to become stone catchers, people who will stand up for those under fire and protect those who are too beaten down to defend themselves.

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