Do Not Cast A Stone

Compassion of Jesus

Today’s Angel Insight is dedicated to the Gospel.  Awhile back, the angels asked me to dedicate Sunday’s to the Gospel. (This is the first opportunity I have had to do so! ) With Love and gratitude , here is The Gospel of John 8 1:1-11; with an angel guided message behind it. 

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.”

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Jesus sends a powerful message to all of us. Jesus’ Divine Compassion and Divine Mercy mirror that of  Our Heavenly Father, not just with this woman, but with all of us. Jesus, here has not abolished the law, but again fulfilled it through Perfect Wisdom. He did not come to condemn, but to save and here, saves this woman who,  was brought before him – to test Jesus.

Jesus asks all of us not to judge, but to follow in his footsteps;  for judgment will come from him and the Heavenly Father alone. Not to condone sin, but to recognize that through Jesus ‘ Mercy , and the Mercy of the Heavenly Father , all can come to him in faith , knowing that the Mercy and Love of God is bigger than we possibly know.

The woman was not expecting to have been forgiven. “Go in faith and sin no more” are powerful words from Christ, ones that should be heeded, recognizing that through God’s Love, the Mercy of God and the Compassion of Jesus,  sins can be forgiven without judgement.

Turning away from wrong-doing; hurting ourselves or hurting others is just as an important message as the Mercy of God who forgave us, instructing us to have faith, and to go in peace , which can be obtained through Christ our Lord.

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