Weekend of March 20-21, 2010 - Fifth Sunday of Lent

Isaiah 43:16-21                                         Philippians 3:8-14                                         John 8:1-11                                                                                                                                                               

God did great things for the salvation of his people, but Isaiah tells them God is now doing something new, and even greater.  In the second reading, Paul says all his previous honors seem like rubbish now that he knows Jesus.  The Gospel tells of the love and forgiveness Jesus showed to a woman caught in adultery. 

Human life is full of new possibilities.  New opportunities and new horizons unfold before us each day.  We can embrace the new possibilities or we can remain stuck in the past, wallow in past sins and fail to grow.  We are challenged today to move forward in holiness, strengthened by the understanding, forgiveness and love of Jesus.