Homily for the 5th Sunday of Lent Year C
Theme: “NEITHER DO I CONDEMN YOU ”
By: Fr. Cajetan Anyanwu
Homily for Sunday April 3 2022
This is the 5th Sunday of Lent. The major episode in the Gospel of today is the woman caught in adultery (Jn. 8:1-11). This is the scenario for everyone of us to think about seriously. How often have we accused others while covering up our evil deeds? Before you accuse anyone, first examine yourself.
The episode also gives us an idea of how compassionate the Lord is to those who trust in him. No one is perfect because we live among sinners and often fall into sin. Jesus knows our sins but allows us time to repent. This is why Paul says: “I believe nothing can happen that will outweigh the supreme advastage of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord” (Phil. 3;8-14).
He did not condemn the woman caught in adultery because he wanted her to repent. He asked her, “Has no one condemned you?’ Neither do I. Go away and sin no more.” He made her to forget her past life and to embrace a new one. “No need to recall the past” (Is. 43:16-21). She went away happy. May we receive forgiveness for our sins and the grace to sin no more, amen. Happy Sunday.
Fr. Cajetan Anyanwu