Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?” “No, Lord,” she said. And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more” (John 8:10-11, NLT).

Another thing I love about Jesus is how much he values each and every life. This woman was about to lose her life. Jesus knew the law supported the actions of the teachers of religious law and Pharisees. His answer was to give them a little more to think about than what the law condoned – none of them had the right to condemn another when each of them was just as guilty.

Jesus showed them and us not only can we not condemn each other but each life is of value to him and worth redeeming. He redeemed the woman from death in this one act of kindness. He redeemed all humanity by the biggest act of kindness – laying down his life for our eternal life.