Categories: HomiliesPublished On: March 22nd, 2021Tags: , 238 words7.2 min read
Jesus’ Love for Humanity

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Jesus’ Love for Humanity

The Pharisees thought they had sprung the perfect trap to trip up Jesus. Bringing him the woman caught in adultery they knew if Jesus pardoned her for her sin, He would not be following Mosaic law which stated the woman should be stoned to death. And if Jesus said to stone her, he would be in defiance of Roman law which had taken away from the Jews the right to kill someone for breaking their laws. Seems like the perfect trap, except for one thing. Jesus’ love for humanity.

Just a couple of weekends ago we heard, “God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten son, not to condemn the world, but to save it.”

Jesus knows all humanity is tainted with sin. He does not want to see us condemned but forgiven that we might be joined to Him for eternal life. We should always remember laws condemn us. Yes, we need the law for guidance and protection, but it should never take the place of compassion and forgiveness. Go, and sin no more. Do we offer others that forgiveness and mercy? Or do use the law to our advantage to condemn?

May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen