The Older You Get The Less Likely You'll Be To Throw Stones

We live in a stonethrowing culture. But it doesn't have to be that way. You and I can make the change. Someone needs to get the ball rolling, so why not us?

Young men tend to think perfection is possible and, therefore, expect it. Older men (read: more experienced) are under no such illusion.  

No doubt this is what happened in John 7 when Jesus said to the accusers of the woman caught in adultery, "Let the sinless among you throw the first stone."

The Scriptures say that when they heard the words of Jesus they walked away one by one...starting with the oldest.

Why? Because as we get older, experience teaches us to be more forgiving when people make mistakes. 

Wisdom grows out of personal experience with our own fallibility. We are more prone to extend grace when we appreciate just how hard it is to be human.

No matter how old you are, you don't have to throw that stone. 

If you're older, you can be a thermostat in today's culture and reset the temperature.

If you're younger, you can be a leader known for wisdom "beyond your years." 

Drop that stone.