The gospel story is so well known and so many readers get fixated on whatever Jesus mysteriously wrote in the dust of the Temple pavement. Sometimes the main message of the personal encounter with Jesus is missed, but perhaps this is the binding link for the readings. If anything, the highlights of the Philippians read are key to our Lenten journey of faith. Lent moves us from repentance to the joy of forgiveness.
Lent 5 C Lectionary Catechesis