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June 20, 2018

Holding Back The Stone

Pastors corner with Fr Henry Ibe

What is our view on the relationship between the Law, human weakness, justice, and mercy? Are we always quick to cast the stone of judgment when someone makes a bad choice? Have we learnt to condemn the sin while giving the sinner another chance? In today’s Gospel, the scribes and Pharisees bring a woman caught in adultery to Jesus, asking him whether or not to stone the woman to death. Invoking the Mosaic Law that prescribed the death penalty for adultery, they hoped to either incriminate or discredit him. If Jesus approved the stoning they would report him to the…