A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Sin and light

In today’s Gospel (John 8:1-11) we have the familiar story of the woman caught in adultery and our Lord’s famous saying,

Let the one among you who is without sin
be the first to throw a stone at her.

This passage ends with our Lord telling the woman

Neither do I condemn you.
(and) from now on
do not sin any more

In the verse that follows this passage, our Lord says

I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness,
but will have the light of life.

Judgment belongs to God alone and comes only at the end.

Yet while we live in this world, we are to walk in the light of the Lord.

That means that we ourselves must not walk in the ways of sin and darkness.

In doing so, of course, we let our light shine before all, including those who prefer to wallow in sin and darkness.

May we not let ourselves be pulled down to their level, but may we walk always in light and in the true love of God that comes to us through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.