“Go and sin no more.” (John 8:1-11)
The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery to Jesus. They intended to see if Jesus obeyed the law which stated that the woman should be stoned.
Christ, was without sin, but he didn’t cast the first stone at the woman, so she was free to leave.
Although Jesus didn’t condemn the woman, he told her. “Go and sin no more.”
Our Lord didn’t pat her gently on the shoulder and say, “Try to keep out of trouble.”
Christ didn’t tell her, “You must be more careful and not get caught.”
He didn’t warn her. “Stay away from these guys because they are out to get you.”
Nor did he suggest, “Lock your doors so no one can bring you for judgment.”
Our Lord didn’t say any of this.
Instead he said, “Go and sin no more.”
If the Son of God wanted her to leave her sin and not do it again, surely that is what we are supposed to do.
Go and sin no more.