"Quarantine"

MARCH31

"NEITHER DO I CONDEMN YOU. GO, [AND] FROM NOW ON DO NOT SIN ANYMORE." (Jn.8:1-11)

"Quarantine"

"a restraint upon the activities or communication of persons or the transport of goods designed to prevent the spread of disease or pests" ; "a period of 40 days."

Like a quarantine, Susana was isolated from the danger of death.

When Susana was condemned to death by the assembly because of an unlawful act she did not commit, Daniel rescued her by defending her in court. He upheld justice by proving her innocence. (Dn. 13:4-c-62)

At first, she prayed to God. Her petition was heard. Daniel came to help through the inspiration of the Spirit.

Indeed, God helps those who, out of their innocence, cry in need. He sees what is just and rescues those who are in trouble, even in the danger of death.

When a woman was caught in adultery, an act punishable by death according to the law of Moses, Jesus came to save.

She was guilty of such an act. However, Jesus separated her from those who judged her by challenging them, "Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her."

Jesus went beyond what was stipulated in the law. Instead, He employed mercy. He condemned the act and forgave the woman. He let her go and commanded, "Go, and from now on sin no more." His word, "GO" revealed God's character in terms of forgiveness.

Even in sin and it's danger/s, God does not condemn but conquers it. He separates sin and sinner.

Lent, which is about 40 days, is like a quarantine.

God separates in us the evil which causes us to sin in order for us to be well again and be free from it's harm and danger. His cure is mercy and forgiveness.

Happy Home Quarantine Everyone!