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"Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?" — Jn 8:10

A newly married woman was attending a retreat. Its director challenged, "Before you go to Confession, ask the Lord to reveal to you what your greatest sin is." She did so and immediately sensed the answer: unfaithfulness. "This exercise didn't work," she thought. "I wouldn't even think about adultery. How am I unfaithful?" Then, in her heart, she felt that the Lord answered, "Whenever you commit the smallest sin, you are being unfaithful to Me. The smallest sin is like holding hands with the devil."

In today's Liturgy, we have two readings that involve adultery. One story has an innocent woman falsely accused of adultery; the other has a woman caught in the act. Surprisingly, these stories have a lot in common. To start, both women are saved by God's mercy. Susanna, as she's being led to be executed, cries out with trust to God for mercy. The adulterous woman is unwittingly brought by her accusers to the Source of mercy.

Next, both sets of accusers had positioned themselves as men of God, but none care about what is true, just, or merciful. Both groups are willing to impose a death sentence on a terrified woman to serve their own machinations. Through divine intervention, they are all tricked into publicly revealing their own sinfulness. Here they show who was truly unfaithful.

Prayer: Lord, may I quickly repent of even the slightest sin. Help me to be faithful to You.

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