Ecumenical Franciscan Order: Lent 5, 2016 14th March – an excuse to condemn

(C)Br Luke Efo 2010
(C)Br Luke Efo 2010

Yeshua said, “Neither do I condemn you. Go your way. From now on, sin no more.

 

”Reflection:Those gathered were looking for an excuse to condemn, both the woman and Jesus. Have you ever wondered what Jesus wrote with his finger? Could it have been the sins that the people standing around had committed? We are not comfortable when confronted by the reality of our sins? We often try to avoid taking the blame, always finding some excuse or reason why it happened? Jesus asks us to admit, face them, and then, filled with grace and forgiveness start again. The crowd dispersed when faced with their own sins. Jesus forgave the woman and us – if we let him! Will you?

Source: Ecumenical Franciscan Order: Lent 5, 2016 14th March – an excuse to condemn

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