Continuing our Lenten Journey with Gospel Characters
Podcast: Play in new window | Download
For 27 March 2023, Monday of the fifth week of Lent, based on John 8:1-11
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, ‘Teacher, 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?’ 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, ‘Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.’ 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, ‘Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?’ She said, ‘No one, sir.’ And Jesus said, ‘Neither do I condemn you. Go your way, and from now on do not sin again.’
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.
27 March 2023 @ 11:38 pm
Thank you Judith Anne. Wonderful food for thought as the end of Lent approaches. Forgiving ourselves is the next step.
Sr. Brigid Cannon, OP
28 March 2023 @ 2:52 am
Dear Sr. Judith,
So grateful for your humble and compassionate reflection of the Word.
Blessings on your continued preaching!
Sr. Mary Ellen Green, O.P.
28 March 2023 @ 2:52 am
Well done, Judith Anne! Your story of walking on the beach was poignant and so relevant!
Sr Imelda Petersen O.P.
28 March 2023 @ 4:09 am
Thanks so much Judith for this thought provoking homily…..thstswhst Jedus wants of us …. To be fully human …. Fully alive and fully loved!!!!
28 March 2023 @ 6:48 am
Amen, indeed. And a very happy and Holy Easter for you, Sister.
Thank you for this all encompassing reflection on the enduring and uplifting love of Jesus.
31 March 2023 @ 10:43 am
I love you no matter what your infidelities. Such an all embracing reassuring Jesus response when, at times the love Jesus has for me seems distant….. a very thought provoking and beautiful reflection Judith Anne. Thank you. P.