Day Twenty Nine

Kneeler 135

John 8

Then each of them went home, while Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.

2 Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him and he sat down and began to teach them.

3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery; and making her stand before all of them,

4 they said to him, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery.

5 Now, in the law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?"

6 They said this to test him, so that they might have some charge to bring against him.
Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground.

7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her."

8 And once again he bent down and wrote on the ground.

9 When they heard it, they went away, one by one, beginning with the elders; and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him.

10 Jesus straightened up and said to her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?"

11 She said, "No one, sir."
And Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you. Go your way, and from now on do not sin again."

He waits, and writes,
its risky, there might be a hot head there,
so he waits, doodles, writes in the sand,

was it waiting or was it
in some way,

writing in the sand.

while they all just melt away.
oldest ones, ones with memories, first.

and finally the almost sure,
almost certain.

even they melt.

the sand runs out and it's time.

it is finished
it's over.

go, he says,

and don't sin again.