Without Sin & First Stones
Let those who are without “stones”
Cast the first “sin”.
A curious but accurate assessment.
A corollary that is true in both directions.
With no courage of convictions
Nor firm ground to anchor values,
The morally and ethically weak
Are among the first to point fingers
At those who wander from the norm.
Dare to be different,
Follow a different path,
March to a different drummer,
This is serious apostasy.
The weak are threatened.
The strong are tolerant.
The rest care not a whit.
Rather than acknowledge that we are all sinners
And not worthy to judge,
I would propose that we are free from sin
As the natural state of affairs
And absorb the stain of sinfulness
From evil notions along our way.
This excess and harmful burden
Can, with practice and determination,
Be cast aside as excess baggage.
For what is this sin
But something that weighs us down,
An intolerable burden
That is not ours by choice.
Or if by choice,
Then Hell awaits.