Is it just me or is it true that, in light of the recent revelations of the affair of the wife of Northern Ireland’s First Minister, the radio has been playing more of the Paul Simon classic Mrs Robinson? There’s nothing like a good sex scandal to get the media going, especially when it involves politicians.
I’m glad I’ve been hearing this song recently. I just hope that Mrs Robinson herself hears it too. And I hope that it rings true for her. The simple but profound words, “here’s to you Mrs Robinson, Jesus loves you more than you will know” remind me of the woman caught in the act of adultery in John 8:1-11. Jesus’ words to her were “neither do I condemn you”. While the prevailing (religious) culture want to have her stoned to make a public example of her, Jesus’ way was the way of grace. God bless you please Mrs Robinson…Jesus loves you more than you will know.