The courage to be a forgiven sinner

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5th Sunday of Lent, Year C: March 17, 2013
Isa 43:16-21; Ps 126; Phil 3:8-14; John 8:1-11

In response, they went away one by one… until Jesus was left alone with the woman before him. Our Lord Jesus had not told any member of that group to leave; he also had not told any to stay. Yet all of the accusing Pharisees left; while the accused woman stayed there with Jesus. Why? What made the difference?

It’s not very difficult to see: the situation of each one had changed, in a way that made many want to leave, and one want to stay.

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