Monday, March 22, 2021

Go and Sin No More

"Neither do I condemn you. Go and sin no more."
John 8:10-11

Every Lent, I go through some guilt trip because of not doing enough. The story of the woman caught in adultery in the 8th chapter of John is my story. If people knew what I do and don't do during Lent, they could bring me before Jesus and accuse me. Adultery is a very grave sin, but “every sin is an act of infidelity toward God, to whom we belong in a bond of covenant love. Sin is a violation of the vows of our Baptism and an act of destruction against our own soul.” (Anawim)

But what does Jesus do when I am unfaithful to Him? When I am selfish, insensitive, uncaring of the poor and of others’ needs and feelings? Does He condemn me? 

He said, "Let the man or woman among you who has no sin be the first to cast a stone at her." Twice Jesus bent down and started tracing on the ground with His finger. What did He write? Only I could see it. Only I could see that He saw my heart, He saw my sin. The second time he bent down, He erased it all so there was no record of it. "I do not condemn you," He said, "but from now on, avoid this sin." 

Thank You Lord, for erasing my sin with Your blood. Thank You that there is no condemnation for I belong to You (Romans 8:1).

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