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T-Shirts and Mercy

This post goes a bit beyond the scope of some of the safer things that I normally talk about on this blog.
I was working out at IMPE on the U of I campus yesterday and the back of a sorority girl's t-shirt caught my eye: “You haven’t done anything until you’ve done a Phi.”

Hmmm. What kind of response is that type of message supposed to elicit? I don't need to tell you what most guys are going to think of when they read that. Confession: My mind immediately began to judge her. "Who wears a shirt like that?" I thought. "Why not just post your phone number and the words 'I'm easy?'"

But then my mind went to another place. I remembered the life of Jesus and how he interacted with a woman once, who had literally been caught in the act of adultery. Here's the story, from the Gospel of John. It speaks for itself.

Jesus returned to the Mount of Olives, but early the next morning he was back again at the Temple. A crowd soon gathered, and he sat down and…