John 7-8 – Kath Moore
Jesus, Son of God and Prince of Glory, stoops to write something in the dust. What? We don’t know but what we do know is that in that moment in time, justice and mercy met. The actions of the Lord at this time are the living outworking of Micah 6:8. by one who walked with God. ‘ For offers of more and more drastic types of sacrifice, the prophet substitutes a religion of the spirit, the demands of which have been known namely: decent behaviour ( Amos), Love (Hosea), Humility before God (Isaiah)’ (The New Jerusalem Bible). From Shakespeare we have mercy as ‘an attribute to God Himself. And earthly power doth then show likest God’s. When mercy seasons justice.’ (The Merchant of Venice).