When we hear this story of Jesus and the sinful woman, how many of us get stuck thinking not of the great depth of mercy that Christ showed, but “What was Jesus writing on the ground?” He was being challenged by people of authority, and he bends down and writes something. What did he write?
When a new friend or coworker asks, what are you doing this weekend, how many of us think to say, “I’m going to Church” as the first thing. It’s the most important thing we do all week, but for some reason, we may not always share that truth about ourselves as often as we could. It may be that we are hesitant to admit our need for God. But we do have a great need for God and also for his grace. The grace of God is like food. We hunger for it in our lives. It is also an inheritance, like the prodigal son who received an inheritance from his father.