Jesus Wouldn’t Care About Tilted Kilt
In contrast to the laser-like and often prurient focus on matters involving alleged sexual misconduct characterizing both the Pharisees of Jesus’ time and 21st century people, Jesus appears oddly detached, even unconcerned: “Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground.”.
Jesus delivers the woman from a mob stoning by inviting “that one .… who is faultless” to throw the first stone. He thereby introduces the notion of shame to the self-righteous individual.
Importantly, he suggests that the creation of a better world begins with scrutiny of one’s own motives and conduct rather than with condemnation by mob acclamation.