“But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, ‘He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her'” (John 8:7).
Into the middle of a crowded court she was deposited by the defenders of the Law of Moses. An adulterer; caught in the very act. The trap has now been set. What will Jesus do? As they persisted, he responded with the most profound insight and, in so doing, provided a timeless caveat for anyone tempted to judge the particular sin of another. Do not miss the fact that as the only sinless one present, he chose not to throw stones but to extend grace.