In our gospel today John 8: 1-11, the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman to Jesus that was caught in adultery, saying, “Now in the law, Moses commanded us to stone such a woman.”
This has always been one of those Gospels that puzzled me. If this woman was caught in the “very act” of adultery, they certainly knew the man involved. Why isn’t he brought to Jesus for stoning also? I guess adultery only applied to the woman back then?
There is an important lesson in the Gospel for us today. There are many people that love to point out the splinter in their neighbor’s eye, while they have a plank in their own. These people are very quick to point out everyone else’s flaws, and expose them in public, like the Pharisees did to this woman.
Then we find out these accusers have done some atrocious acts themselves.
If the world today would follow the words of Jesus, and only those without sin cast stones, there would be a lot less condemning going on. Maybe then they could focus on the good in the world. As followers of Christ, let the example start with us!
De Colores, Deacon Kevin