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Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126; Philippians 3:8-14; John 8:1-11

So, what do you think: Was Tiger Woods’ apology sincere or not? And, really, what difference does it make what you, or I, or most of the newscasters in America, think?

What matters is what is in his heart, and what he does from now on. In today’s Gospel, a woman caught in the act of adultery (how one can be caught alone in the act of adultery is a separate question!) is brought before Jesus for his judgment. Mercifully, the media were not present, so bystanders were not asked, “What do you think he was writing in the sand?” We have only the observable facts: no one condemned her, nor did Jesus condemn her, and Jesus set her free to “sin no more.” What matters is what is in her heart, and the Lord, who reads hearts, knows what is there and invites her to grow in his love and forgiveness.
What does Tiger Woods need now: our approval, our critique, or our prayer?
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