In a scandalous scene, a group of religious leaders drag a woman whom they have caught in the act of adultery in front of Jesus. They tell Jesus that scriptures say the woman should be killed. The reality is that the leaders have used the woman as an object in a moral game which is aimed at exposing Jesus. Jesus ends their game by saying that any of them who have not sinned can throw stones at her. Jesus means to tell the leaders, his listeners and the woman that we are not pawns or pieces in some moral game. We are creations made for community with our Creator, and when we mess up, our Maker recreates us in grace. So are we trying to play some game well? Or, are we living into a relationship with God?
Sunday message from September 22, 2013.