13 Sun Mar 2016
The Mystery of Mercy
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For 13 March 2016, 5th Sunday of Lent, based on John 8:1-11
while Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him and he sat down and began to teach them. The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery; and making her stand before all of them, they said to him, â€œTeacher, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery. Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?â€ They said this to test him, so that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, â€œLet anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.â€ And once again he bent down and wrote on the ground. When they heard it, they went away, one by one, beginning with the elders; and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. Jesus straightened up and said to her, â€œWoman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?â€ She said, â€œNo one, sir.â€ And Jesus said, â€œNeither do I condemn you. Go your way, and from now on do not sin again.â€
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
12 March 2016 @ 3:59 pm
Hello Karla; Excellent reflection. Thank you. Hello to Dan. God Bless, Deacon Roger
Mary Nolan OP
13 March 2016 @ 2:49 am
Great reflection, Karla. You were right on target bringing the gospel into our present day reality. Thank you.
13 March 2016 @ 3:16 am
Hi Karla, Very good . There again, we hear of God’s mercy.
God Bless You,
Pat Simpson, OP
14 March 2016 @ 3:02 am
Thank you, Karla, for this wonderful, creative and challenging reflection. Is there a way to receive a printed copy? Pat
18 March 2016 @ 10:03 pm
Put me down as ONE who appreciates your thoughtful wisdom.