March 13 – Fifth Sunday of Lent

March 13, 2016  •   LPi

sinNoMoreToday’s Gospel

“‘Neither do I condemn you. Go, [and] from now on do not sin any more,” (John 8:11).

Daily Lent Reflection

The story of the adulteress condemned to death by stoning reveals God’s mercy towards sinners. Those that had condemned her were unable to carry out the punishment once Jesus had said ‘if there is one among you who has not sinned let him be the first to throw a stone at her’. They ended up condemning themselves by not casting a stone. But Jesus calls the woman to a new life.

Daily Lent Challenge

Today I will spend a few moments ‘witnessing’ the scene of the adulteress being brought before Jesus and the reaction of the crowd to Jesus’ response. How does the woman respond to the mercy shown her by Jesus? How do I respond to Jesus’ mercy towards me?

Teresa Keogh, Archdiocese of Southwark