Judge Not!

If there is one of you who has not sinned, let him be the first to throw a stone at her

John 8:7
Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalms 126:1-6; Philippians 3:8-14; John 8:1-11

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Fifth Sunday of Lent, C

In today’s Gospel Lesson, a group of scribes and Pharisees are determined to mete out the strongest possible punishment under the law — death by stoning — to a woman who has been caught committing adultery. Actually, they want to use the incident to entrap Jesus. “Master,” they say to Him, “this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery, and Moses ordered us in the Law to condemn women like this to death by stoning. What have you to say?” (Jn. 8:4-5). They perceive that Jesus would call for mercy, and in response they would accuse Him of flaunting the law. Jesus replies, “If there is one of you who has not sinned, let him be the…

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