Remember the woman who was caught in adultery, about to be stoned by the Pharisees, but was saved by Jesus? What a contrast between the cruelty of the scribes and Pharisees and the compassion of Jesus. The scribes and Pharisees had no regard for the woman.  They were only interested in using her to try to trap Jesus, she was a pawn in their game. But Jesus is full of compassion. He restored her in two ways. He restored her spiritually by forgiving her, telling her he did not condemn her, while also insisting that she not sin again, and he restored her to society by saving her life. The woman received forgiveness from Jesus and also received her life back again. Can we who are forgiven by the blood of Christ finds it in our heart to also forgive those who had wronged us? But being compassionate to someone does not mean we let them off the hook. Through fraternal charity, we kindly correct them and help them to become better individuals. In a real way, like the Lord, we compassionately say: “Go and sin no more!”