I never intended on rocking the boat...it was standing up that made it happen. -aka
When Jesus declared "He who is with out sin should cast the first stone", He set the standard for speaking up when we see an injustice take place. Would it have hurt Jesus (physically) had that woman been stoned? He was just an innocent bystander, it was none of His business to intrude, was it? Why would He create a ruccous amongst the crowd, just to save that whore?!? She certainly did not deserve salvation- it was the law- she was CAUGHT in the act of adultery, what she DESERVED was a 'stoning'.
But Jesus had compassion on her. He knew that her sin was no greater than the sins of those that had their stones pulled back, target in sight, and ready to throw!
So, He spoke up. He stood up. He 'rocked the boat'.
He 'made the way' for the rest of us. He showed us how to live, how to treat others, how to speak, how to pray, how to love, how to be angry with out sinning, how to endure hunger, temptaion, trials, and how to have faith!
He showed us that 'standing up' could, (not only!) rock the boat... but it could even put us on a 'cross' to be crucified for speaking the Truth!