“Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner (John 8: 1-11)” by Fr. Jim Willig

The Scripture for this fifth Sunday of Lent is from the Gospel of John. Fr. Jim titled this Gospel Study, “Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner” because it is about the woman who was caught in adultery.

This Gospel starts with the Scribes and Pharisees bringing the woman caught in adultery, making her stand in the middle of them. Then then question Jesus in order to trick him. They knew that if Jesus followed the law Moses, the woman should be stoned.

But instead of answering them, 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.’ Then he bent down and continued writing on the ground.

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.’

Just click on the arrow to hear Fr. Jim’s inspiring message:

God Bless You!


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