The teachers of the Law and the Pharisees brought in a woman who had been caught committing adultery, and they made her stand before them all.
”Teacher,” they said to Jesus, “this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery. In our Law Moses commanded that such a woman must be stoned to death. Now, what do you say?” (John 8: 3 – 5)
ME (IF I WERE JESUS)
(To the woman)
You see what sin does to a person? See how you have brought yourself to public ridicule just because you cannot control your urges! Shame on you! To think that I have to die for people like you eventually is just downright sickening!
(To her accusers)
And to you self righteous hypocrites, I dare the person without sin to cast the first stone at this shameless adulteress. Come on, your fingers must be itching to grab a stone and hurl at her so what are you waiting for? She deserves it you know. I’m waiting. Some saint here should cast the first stone and let’s get it over with. Oh…I see…you all like her, are a bunch of sinners on the fast lane to hell, except I intervene of course. Well since none of you seem qualified to cast a stone, I, being the sinless son of the Most High, the blessed potentate, immaculately conceived by the divine essence, the embodiment and precursor of all that is just and true, hereby cast this little pebble at the adulteress, not to harm her as you all wish, but to prove I am all I say I am and thus justified to do so.
(To the woman)
You better depart from my holy presence right this moment! If you like, run into the arms of the next man you come across the moment I turn my back. However it will be in your best interest to know I will not always be this merciful to your unrighteousness and may be inclined to personally pay your fare and put you on the next flight to hell!
Now tell me you aren’t glad I’m not Jesus! I for sure am glad you aren’t. However our goal should be to become like him, expressing love, grace and mercy even to those who apparently don’t deserve such. Come to think of it, none of us deserve God’s love yet He loves us all the same.
For the full story and Jesus’ actual response, read John 8:1 – 11