Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/040317.cfm
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 women. 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. And 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.”
From what Jesus is doing here, He is telling us that we cannot judge someone that is sinning, because we all have sins. But we have what they did not, we have the Sacrament of Reconciliation to wipe away our sins. So what do we do when we know someone is sinning? We do not judge them, that is up to Our Lord. We love the sinner and guide them to repentance. We trust that God in His mercy will forgive us and them when we sin. If you have not been to the Sacrament of Reconciliation lately, maybe it is time.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, you have forgiven me for the sins I have committed in my life, thank you for the graces and blessing that you have bestowed on me in your kindness and forgiveness. In Jesus’ holy name, I give you honor, praise and glory, Amen.
Even though I walk in the dark valley I fear no evil; for you are at my side.