When Jesus encounters that woman caught in adultery, he refuses to let the "loud voices" tell the story. Instead, he sees the woman, listens to the woman, and let's her tell her own story. Jesus offers her compassion, mercy, grace, and love, and he grants her dignity, even when she was caught in the act. If we want to be followers of Jesus and walk in his Way, then we too should be ready to listen to others as they tell their own story, even if they are "sinners," "enemies," "criminals," "illegals," "good-for-nothings," or any other label we can think of.
This week's sermon...from John 8:1-11.