Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sunday Sermon 3/17/13

Today's gospel is a mini-doctoral thesis on the New Testament. In it the scribes and Pharisees bring a woman caught in adultery. The Mosaic Law prescribes her death. What, they ask, should we do? This is man at his most officious and cynical. The scribes and Pharisees care nothing for this woman. Nothing. They do not care that she has sinned nor that she has been caught. Her ruination is meaningless to them. She is nothing other than a means to an end.

Christ is their antithesis. He substitutes the spirit for the letter of the law, forgiveness for judgment. He rescues her dignity.

When it is over it is just Him and her.

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