DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Judgmentalism – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus was “pressured” by the scribes and Pharisees to stone the adulteress to death, according to the Law of Moses. Let us pray for the grace of humility to help one another to be more faithful to the Gospel of Jesus, instead of being judgmental on the sins of others.
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
The scribes and Pharisees brought a woman along who had been caught committing adultery; and making her stand there in the middle they said to Jesus, ‘Master, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery, and in the Law Moses has ordered us to stone women of this kind. What have you got to say?’ They asked him this as a test, looking for an accusation to use against him. But Jesus bent down and started writing on the ground with his finger.
As they persisted with their question, he straightened up and said, ‘Let the one among you who is guiltless be the first to throw a stone at her.’ When they heard this they went away one by one, beginning with the eldest, until the last one had gone and Jesus was left alone with the woman, who remained in the middle. Jesus again straightened up and said, ‘Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?’ ‘No one, sir,’ she replied. ‘Neither do I condemn you,’ said Jesus. ‘Go away, and from this moment sin no more.’