Fifth Sunday of Lent

The mercy of God is apparent in our Scripture today as Jesus ministers to the woman caught in the act of adultery.  The Gospel is a start reminder of the contrast between God and humanity, for still in our time we are ready to seek out vengeance or condemnation rather than lift up others in mercy.  We have opportunities to help others experience God’s grace by loving the sinner while condemning the sin.  It is our choice to assist in brining about new things and eradicating old ways that call for punishments that equate to seeking “an eye for an eye.”  We are called to be agents of mercy.