A Family Portrait

Go, and do not sin again

John 8:11
John 8:1-11

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Fifth Sunday of Lent,

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A little British girl once asked her mother, “Mummy, how did the princess know she was going to have a baby?” Before “Mummy” could reply, her younger daughter, aged five, piped up: “Well, she can read, can’t she? It was in all the papers.”

Today’s Gospel story is about a woman caught in the act of adultery. It happened almost two thousand years ago, and here we are still reading about it. And if someone should ask, “Is marital infidelity still a problem in our time,” we might well answer, “You can read, can’t you? It’s in all the papers — and in the magazines, and on the afternoon TV talk shows, and in the ‘Pop Psychology’ books, and in the court rooms, and on the police blotters, and in the soap operas, and in the movies, etc., etc., etc.”

In a comic strip, two characters are talking about marriage. One says, “You know, it’s odd, but now that I’m engaged I’m beginning…

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