A reflection on John 8:2-11.
“Shame on you, Whore!”
She was married, but not to the man in whose arms she had been laying. Suddenly the door had burst open. Oh no! Instantly she was in the grasp of angry men who dragged her — and her forbidden secret — out into the street.
“Adulteress!” The name pierced her like an arrow. Scandalized, loathing looks bored into her. Her life was undone in a moment, by her own doing.
And it was about to be crushed. They were talking about stoning! O my God, they’re going to stone me! God, please have mercy!
But God’s verdict on her case clear:
If a man is found lying with the wife of another man, both of them shall die, the man who lay with th…