Reflection from the desk of Fr. Terry
In today's gospel, the Pharisees and the Scribes brought to Jesus an adulterous woman for Him to judge. But Jesus did not bite their trap. Instead He said to them: "Let any one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her," The attitude of Jesus that He did not condemn the woman does not mean that He condones the sins but He wanted to help the woman change her life. Also, for us to reflect that we have no right to judge and condemn others for two reasons: we are sinful and we cannot possibly see what is in the heart of the person we condemn. Jesus forgives the adulterous woman not because her sin is harmless but because he loves even sinners like her. He gives her and us another life and chance to change for the better. A chance to redeem ourselves of our dignity as a child of God.