In Romans 8:28, St. Paul says that “all things work for good, for those who love God.” All things? Even tragedy and heartbreak? Even sin? Yes it is true and the woman caught in adultery shows us how God is able to accomplish something beautiful in the midst of sin. In fact, it is only BECAUSE we are sinners that we can experience the sweet mercy of God.
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4 Ways to Take This Offline:
- Write down something about you that might scandalize your friends and family if they found out. Burn this paper realizing that God sees you and loves you.
- Write a prayer thanking God for forgiving and forgetting your sin.
- Consider that Mary, the Mother of Jesus, was also exposed in her community although not because of sin. Pray a decade of the rosary asking Mary to help a friend of yours who is struggling with serious sin.
- Find a song of worship online that deals with the mercy of God. Listen to it carefully and pay attention to every word. One possibility is Mercy by Matt Redman.