We'll take a short break from meditating on the approach of the Lord to see what happens when His light is not welcome:
A 20-year-old girl was auctioned at village Badani Bhutto of Taluka Kashmore in consideration of Rs2,70,000 on Saturday. Azizan, daughter of late Allah Bux Bhutto, was divorced on the allegation of Karo-kari [adultery] some time back. She is stated to be mother of two children and was residing with her brother who held the open auction for her 'sale' at village Badani Bhutto.
A large number of villagers showed interest in the auction that started with Rs50,000 and ended at Rs270,000. Bilawal Bhutto, 50, of the same village purchased her for the said amount. Initially he paid Rs210,000 for the girl [roughly, $3200}.
Maulana Azizullah Bhutto performed their nikah [marriage] later. It is irony of the situation that no one condemned the inhuman act. The groom will take the bride to his house after paying the rest of the amount. The auction money was distributed equally among all the brothers of the girl.
This story is from Pakistan, but is commonplace wherever Shari'a reigns. While we're well aware that Christ had another way of dealing with adultery, Muslims will shrug their shoulders and consider this generous, since she wasn't killed outright.
Somehow, I doubt her new family setting will mirror the nuptial imagery of Our Lord and His bride the Church -- if only women knew how they are treasured in Christianity. Come, Lord Jesus!