The Gospel on Sunday, the 5th Sunday of Lent, tells a heart-stopping tale of Jesus defence and liberation of a woman taken in adultery.
His opponents open her to public shame and ridicule, even to the possibility of being stoned to death. Jesus opens them to a deeper self-knowledge and has them self-convict of sin.
They slink away, and Jesus offers mercy, consolation and assistance to the woman: he restores her to life.
Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. At daybreak he appeared in the Temple again; and as all the people came to him, he sat down and began to teach them.
The scribes and Pharisees brought a woman along who had been caught committing adultery; and making her stand there in full view of everybody, they said to Jesus, ‘Master, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery, and Moses has ordered us in…
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