The sotry of a woman caught in adultery

We dedicate our website to Saint Mary Magdalene, one of the most fascinating persons in the New Testament. We consider her our personal patron and saint. Mary Magdalene is often identified with with woman who had been caught in adultery, the woman miraculously saved by Jesus from being stoned to death. Here is that story:

Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning he came again to the temple; all the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. Now the law of Moses commanded us to stone such. What do you say about her?” This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bend down and wrote with his finger on the ground. And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you, be the first to throw stone at her.” And once more he bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground.Christ and Mary Magdalene But hen they heard it, they went away, one by one, beginning with the eldest, and Jesus was left along with the woman standing before him. Jesus looked up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and do not sin again.”

John 8:1-11 While you may have heard or read this story many times in the past, I would like you to look at it fro maybe a little different point. This woman identified as a prostitute elsewhere in the New Testament. To keep her “profession”, her life was very likely scarred by abortion, or maybe even by many abortions. So when Jesus forgives her, his forgiveness is much deeper than just an act of adultery. There is so much more to this story, and I will try to touch up on it in the future. For now I will leave you with this single thought. Even if you feel like every one around is condemning you for abortion, turn to Jesus because he will say to you, “I do not condemn you, go and do not sin again.”