On this Fifth Sunday of Lent we approach the Cross of Jesus, the Tree of Life!
Finding Jesus in the temple
Teaching, there the leaders brought
Forth a woman caught in sinning:
Trapping Him was in their thoughts.
Then, instead of giving answers,
Jesus wrote upon the ground.
“Let the sinless start the stoning.”
Looking up, no one was found.
“See,” the prophet said in gladness,
“God is doing something new!
Cleansing, living waters, flowing
For us all with mercy true.”
Each of us has known the wonder
Of forgiveness, full and free
In the mercy we are given
Through the Cross, that wondrous Tree.