Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are proved right when you speak and righteous when you judge (Psalm 51:4).
So, that driver you had the little road rage incident with, you know, the one who obviously saw that you were there but cut you off anyway, the one you chased for three miles so you could give him the evil eye and the fancy finger—the one who turned out to be an octogenarian grandma totally oblivious to your righteous wrath?
Yeah, that was Jesus.
The cop you lied to to get out of that ticket for multiple unsafe lane changes that you made in order to catch up to the aforementioned Granny-Who-Cannot-Drive?
Also, as it happens, Jesus.
The supermarket checker who got written up because her drawer didn’t balance because you kept the money she gave you because she can’t count and gave you seriously inaccurate change?
That would be the Lord of the Universe.
The scores of freakish folk you mocked on the “People of Walmart” page?
Your savior…each and every one.
I’m assuming that you’re not in David’s league here, that adultery and assassination are absent from your repertoire of iniquity. It doesn’t really matter. Every sin—big or small in your perception—is ultimately committed against Jesus. He said as much in the parable of the sheep and the goats:
Whatever you did for the least of these, you did for me….whatever you did not do for the least of these, you did not do for me (Matt 25).
Is it really such a stretch to say that whatever we do to the least of these we do to him?
David realized this—eventually. It got his head straight so that he was ready for real repentance.
Fortunately, Beloved, you have no need for repentance today. This is merely an academic exercise for you, as your conscience is clear.
Well, you know, except for…
Happy Thursday, Beloved