In one of the recent Gospel readings this week we hear of the account of how a crowd had gathered to condemn a woman accused of adultery. The crowd were demanding “instant justice” and were planning to stone her. Jesus challenged whoever was without sin to cast the first stone. Slowly one by one the crowd dispersed and the stones dropped to the ground. He gently offered his forgiveness and told her to turn away from the areas of her life that led her in the wrong direction.
This is a great message for us. Put simply we need to learn to love and forgive.
A few questions for the week ahead…
- What can you do to use the power of forgiveness to rebuild relationships?
- How can we stop ourselves from being too quick to judge?
- What is it we can ask God (or others…) to forgive us of?
If we can take this small step, to drop the stone, say sorry or move on in our lives surely it can be good for us all too.
Have a happy and liberating journey this week as we prepare for the celebration of Holy Week.