“They said this to test him…” (J 8:6).
There is nothing about sin, abused dignity, being used or being weak, led into temptation or hungry for any gesture of sympathy, affection or bond. No one is thinking about the woman. Even the Pharisees used her as a trap. Jesus cares for her and her dignity. Sin is sin, no doubt about that: “do not sin any more” (J 8:11).
He has come to give us life, true life, eternal life. He brings our dignity back to us when we sin. He looks at us as persons when we have been just tools for satisfying somebody else’s needs. He gives us grace and our Guardian Angel’s support when we are tempted.
“I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked man, says the Lord, but rather in his conversion, that he may live.” (Verse before the Gospel)
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