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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Lenten reflection 3-13-16

"Woman where are they? Has no one condemned you? She replied, "No one, sir."  Then Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you.  Go, and from now on do not sin any more."

What an incredible picture this paints once again of the mercy of God.  This woman must have been so frightened, literally in fear for her life.  Jesus sent her human judges and accusers away, and even though as God he did have the right to condemn her, he chose to forgive instead.   We often feel like we should be condemned, due to something from our present or our past, but Jesus longs to forgive us.  All we have to do is admit our failings and ask.

Lord, thank you for always being willing to forgive.  Give me the courage to thoroughly examine my heart and life for those things that displease you and ask for forgiveness


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