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Glass Houses

Yesterday's moment in reflection came from the Gospel according to St. John:

"Neither do I condemn you.  Go your way and from now on do not sin again." - John 8:11.

Let you who are without sin cast the first stone.  The adulterous one has been spared judgment and has been given direction to change their way of life and guidance to alter its course.

While I showered today, the image of "don't throw stones at glass houses" came to mind.  Because of my age and my generation, I immediately saw Billy Joel's album cover, "Glass Houses",  He stands there with a rock ready in his hand and a demure look of contemplation on his face.

"Go ahead.  Let loose, and let fly."

But as we turn, ready to cast the first of many stones of judgment to come, may we first take a brief moment to look straight ahead, be true and careful to see our own reflected image on that glass house, looking back at us in judgment.

Do not judge.  Lest you be judged.

The stone and the glass house speak to me this day.