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Sunday, March 25, 2007

"Go and sin no more"

Today's Gospel tells us how Jesus was teaching in the Temple and the Scribes and Pharisees bring in a woman caught in adultery. They do not care about the woman, but are using her to try to find something to charge Jesus with, if he does not keep the law of Moses which says that she should be stoned.

Jesus does not bother to answer them. He silently writes on the ground. When they persist, he says simply, "Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her." He continues to write on the ground while they slink away, one by one. Now Jesus asks the woman, "Where are they? Has no one condemned you? She replies, "No one, sir." Jesus says, "Neither do I. Go and from now on sin no more."
Three points for reflection on this Sunday's Gospel:
1. - How Jesus must have felt when they try to trap him
2.- How Jesus responds
3.- How Jesus treats the woman when he is alone with her.

Jesus still tells us the same: "Go and from now on sin no more."

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