DAY FIFTEEN John 8:1-30 Diane Coyle,
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
"Let the one among you who has no sin be the first to cast a stone at her."
Who among us could cast the first stone? In today's society, as it was in the society of Christ, it is so easy to judge without thinking. Emotions, stress, life's circumstances, and temptations have all caused us to stray and make decisions that we later regret. Christ did not judge nor did he condemn. He did reach out to the adulteress and asked her to avoid sin.
One has to believe that she saw the light after this and became a thoughtful and forgiving person who tried hard to do what was right. Perhaps we should do the same. Instead of judging our fellow human beings, let us reach out to them and offer understanding and support. Together we can help one another to follow the correct path. The one lit by Jesus Christ.
Action Step: Today reach out to someone who is struggling and offer them support and understanding.
Prayer: Lord, help us to love one another and together follow your guiding light. Amen.