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dc.contributor.authorLanahan, Joanen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 251en_US
dc.description.abstractGOD'S MERCY|In Daniel we see how astutely Daniel questions the two church elders to see if they are lying about Susanna. They were. Susanna did not lie, tell a falsehood, nor lie down for the elders. She was innocent. She trusted God would save her from stoning. Her trust was fulfilled.|In John, we hear of another woman caught in adultery and accused by the elders. Rather than Daniel we see the astuteness of Jesus in handling the accusation. He listens to it and seemingly writes in the sand and then tells the men:"let one among you who is without sin cast the first stone". The men walk away. Jesus says to the woman: "Neither do I condemn you. Go and from now on do not sin."|These two stories tell us that it is awfully difficult for us to judge another. "Unless we walk a mile in the other's moccasins" we cannot know what really happens. We can't judge someone's motivation nor actions. If we are an expert, court Judge, that is one thing. Most often we are incensed about someone's actions and judgment comes easily.|The story within the story here is God's mercy. God reads our minds and hearts. God knows what motivates our actions, sometimes better than we do! God is always merciful to a sinner. God, who is love, cannot help but be merciful.|Let God do the judging. It is not our task in life. Trust in the mercy and love of God.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.titleReflection for Monday, April 11, 2011: 5th week in Lent.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitSchool of Pharmacy and Health Professionsen_US
dc.program.unitOccupational Therapyen_US
dc.program.unitPhysical Therapyen_US
dc.program.unitSchool of Nursingen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorLanahan, Joanen_US 5en_US
dc.subject.local1Daniel 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 or 13:41c-62en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6en_US
dc.subject.local4John 8:1-11en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US Ien_US

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