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Forgiveness

(John 8:1-11)

From the March 1984 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Remember how they brought her to the temple Where he taught, and how they presented her Asking if she should be stoned? Remember how he, Quickly, silently, wrote something in the dust ("Accuser," "accused," perhaps—rebuking lack Of moral courage, self-righteousness, a score Of other sins)? Which of us today Commits adultery? Dilutes the pure Christ sense Of perfect man (ourselves or others)? Will we Stone ourselves? Or others? Or will we write All sins upon the ground, and then stand free— Stay free—rising in sinless sonship, chastened And always loved, thanking God for His Forgiveness of accuser and accused? PAUL S. SEDAN.