Today’s reading was from John 8:1-11: Jesus and the woman caught in adultery. This reading contains one of Jesus’s more famous sayings: “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” It also contains something that has long puzzled Biblical scholars about Jesus…what did He write on the ground? The answer to that question isn’t really important, God would have given us that information in the Bible if it was, but it is still a bit of a puzzle.
The symbol for today looks very much like the symbol for the readings about the Temptation of Jesus, but instead of tan stones, they’re gray. That’s not particularly important, either, but it is a little funny to see two similar symbols on the tree!