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It seems that increasingly mistakes are not tolerated in public life and there are regular calls for resignations.   Generally those calling for the resignation will not accept an apology, as they deem themselves ‘clean’.   Reminds me of the proverb “People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones” and the finger that points at someone else, has three fingers pointing at themselves.   Consequently we must be very careful before we judge others.   No one would disagree that deliberate wrong doing must be judged and corrected.

In Proverbs 8:13 the Bible says “To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behaviour and perverse speech.”   The person who has a deep respect for God understands that He is holy and that He will condemn the evildoer.   The Bible also says “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23, and “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” Romans 6:23.   Next month there will be the “Celebration of Hope” for central Scotland to be held in Falkirk Stadium, when many who are hopeless will find Hope and Security in God.   That person may be YOU.

Richard Gordon