What would Jesus do? That question is not only the most over-used of any Christian cliche, but it’s also one of the hardest things to truly know the answer to. After all, when you really read the Gospels, Jesus surprises you on every page. He doesn’t act, react or speak in the way we assume He would. People are always looking for something to stand for, which is good; but what if they stand for the wrong thing? What happens when Christians take sides on an issue that Jesus didn’t take sides on? What does it mean when Christians fight over something Jesus never fought about? What do non-believers think of Jesus and His followers when we completely mis-represent His heart and His Gospel? Once, some religious folks brought a woman caught in the act of adultery to Jesus. They wanted to trap Him. They forced Him to take sides. The choice was clear: Either you agree with the traditional view of marriage and we kill this woman, or else you are against God. But Jesus didn’t take sides. He didn’t fall into their trap. Instead, He trapped them. He said, “Whoever hasn’t sinned, you start the killing.” They realized they were as guilty as she was. They deserved the same sentence. Then Jesus didn’t sentence anyone. He trapped them and then let them go. The world is not black and white, and the heart of God is more nuanced than we know. Love doesn’t take sides. Love is above sides. Jesus didn’t condemn this woman and He also exhorted her to change. People need love. They need Jesus. He was filled with compassion, not judgment. If we stand, let’s stand like He did.