40 Days of Reflection - Fifth Week of Lent

"Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. But early in the morning he arrived again in the Temple area, and all the people started coming to him, and he sat down and taught them. Then he scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery and made her stand in the middle" (Jn 8:1-3)
"The scribes and Pharisees said to Jesus, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery. Now in the law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?" (Jn 8:4-5)
"The scribes and Pharisees said this to test Jesus, so that they could have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with this finger." (Jn 8:6)
"But when the scribes and Pharisees continued asking him, Jesus straightened up and said to them, “Let “the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” (Jn 8:7)
“Again Jesus bent down and wrote on the ground. And in response, they went away one by one, beginning with the elders. So he was left alone with the woman before him. (Jn 8:8-9)

“Then Jesus straightened up and said to her, ‘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 anymore.” (Jn 8:10-11)

I’ve always been a very impulsive person. The sad thing is acting on impulse and not thinking twice or thrice, cost me relationships at times. 

But Jesus in this gospel showed us the way to go, as always.

I would just love to hug Jesus and thank Him again and again for his great patience with us.

Lord, thank you for teaching us to be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger. To judge what is right and what is wrong but be soft in it.



  1. It's important to think twice on anything we plan to do and also trust our instincts. We can be wrong at times but it's just a part of learning.

  2. I have read this before and I like this verse. It teaches us not to judge others just because of what he did wrong because even us, had wrong things done.

  3. To stay away from being impulsive. It is best to say a prayer before acting on situations.


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