Magdalene: The Woman Taken in Adultery

by Marie Howe

Marie Howe

Teacher, they said to Jesus, The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?
—John 8:5

You know how it is when your speeding car spins on the ice at night
and you think here it is?
When the deer spring across the headlights?
When you begin to slip down the steep and icy steps?
Now imagine someone is about to push you, someone you know
and then they don’t.

Last updated October 30, 2022