Christ clearly identified adultery with sin. On the other hand, when he turned to those who wanted to stone the adulteress, he did not refer to the precepts of Israel’s law but exclusively to conscience. The discernment between right and wrong engraved on the human conscience can show itself to be deeper and more correct than the content of a norm. <– With the assumption that the conscience is properly formed, which is very often not the case in today’s culture.
- evocative – bringing strong images, memories, or feelings to mind