Judge Dredd is comic book about agents who are given authority to pursue, arrest, prosecute, and punish criminals. Sylvester Stallone played Dredd in a movie that probably isn’t going to win any awards. His catch phrase is ‘I AM THE LAW.’
The Pharisees who caught a woman in adultery were also ready to kill her without mercy. Jesus stopped them in their tracks by telling them this: whoever hadn’t sinned could deliver the punishment.
How quickly do you leap into judging people who you feel have done wrong? Are you ready to pronounce their guilt and pull the trigger like Dredd? God, give us wise, loving and merciful hearts like Jesus, even when people really upset us.