Today’s Gospel is the account of the woman taken in adultery. After all the accusers have one by one left the scene, Jesus speaks to the woman: ‘“Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and do not sin again.”’

Jesus does not condemn the woman. This is important for us, for this is the Lord of Mercy. He simply sends her away, telling her to sin no more. Let us trust the One who has so generously looked on her, as He does also on us; and may we know His blessing and mercy this day.