In today’s world we have enough problems for each one of us and most of the problems are existing because of our partiality. It’s not just today’s problem it was there even two thousand years ago.Respect for woman is the need of the hour, most of the problems can be solved simply by taking care of the female of the species.To judge what I am writing you can go to any court in the world and you will find most of the cases over there are woman related.Why is it so? It’s because the female of the species are the deadliest. We have been illtreating them since ages and they have decided not to give up.

In today’s Gospel we find a similar case. Jesus went to the mount of Olives.But early in the morning he arrived again in the temple area,and all the people started coming to him,and he sat down and taught them. Then the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery and made her stand in the middle.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 woman.So what do you say?”They said this to test him,so that they could have some charge to bring against him.Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with his finger.But when they continued asking him,he straightened up and said to them.”LET THE ONE AMONG YOU WHO IS WITHOUT SIN BE THE FIRST TO THROW A STONE AT HER.”Again he bent down and wrote on the ground. In response, they went away one by one,beginning with the elders.So he was left alone with the woman before him

Then Jesus straightened up and said to her, “Woman,where are they?Has no one condemned you?”She replied, “No one,sir.”Then Jesus said,”Neither do I condemn you.Go(and) from now on do not sin any more.

In the Old Testament in the book of Leviticus chapter 20 verse 10 it states that “If a man commits adultery with his neighbour’s wife, both the man and the woman who have committed adultery must be put to death”.

Very interesting the leaders brought to Jesus only the woman and somewhat threatened Jesus by saying “Moses has commanded us to stone such woman” but they allowed the man to escape and they distorted the law as I have already quoted from the book of Leviticus.Jesus our master did notice their craftiness so he ordered the sinless people to stone her as he knew very well that no one is holy except the Father in heaven.

Our major problem is criticism and trying to find fault with others forgetting the fact that we are also sinners. So as we read what our Master has said let us make things easy for everyone by finding our own faults first and rectifying them to make this world a better place for everyone.Let us pledge to be just and honest when we are asked to judge others and try not to be biased.

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  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the Sunday gospel reading. I was about to write one in my blog but I wasn’ able to do it. Anyway, what struck me about the gospel is the “second chance” that Jesus gave to her. He did not scold her but advised her not to do it again.

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  2. Yes,he didn’t condemn her and even today he is a loving, kind and generous father so he is ever ready to forgive sinners. He loves sinners that’s why he lovingly died on the cross like a wretched criminal so save us all from the eternal fires of hell.He paid the ransom. Praise the Lord.


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