“One of the Pharisees asked him over for a meal. He went to the Pharisee’s house and sat down at the dinner table. Just then a woman of the village, the town harlot, having learned that Jesus was a guest in the home of the Pharisee, came with a bottle of very expensive perfume and stood at his feet, weeping, raining tears on his feet. Letting down her hair, she dried his feet, kissed them, and anointed them with the perfume. When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man was the prophet I thought he was, he would have known what kind of woman this is who is falling all over him.”
Jesus said to him, “Simon, I have something to tell you.” “Oh? Tell me.” “Two men were in debt to a banker. One owed five hundred silver pieces, the other fifty. Neither of them could pay up, and so the banker canceled both debts. Which of the two would be more grateful?”
Simon answered, “I suppose the one who was forgiven the most.” “That’s right,” said Jesus. Then turning to the woman, but speaking to Simon, he said, “Do you see this woman? I came to your home; you provided no water for my feet, but she rained tears on my feet and dried them with her hair. You gave me no greeting, but from the time I arrived she hasn’t quit kissing my feet. You provided nothing for freshening up, but she has soothed my feet with perfume. Impressive, isn’t it? She was forgiven many, many sins, and so she is very, very grateful. If the forgiveness is minimal, the gratitude is minimal.”
Then he spoke to her: “I forgive your sins.” That set the dinner guests talking behind his back: “Who does he think he is, forgiving sins!” He ignored them and said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.””
Luke 7:36-50 MSG
The greatest commandment He has given us is to love one another. Let’s do just that. It’s simple. Let’s receive His love and give to ALL we come in contact with, starting at home and no matter what religion they may be, skin color, financial position, location. Let’s let the love of Christ radiate that lives within us, to reach a hurting world that needs to know of a Savior that loves them, that accepts us just as we are and makes us more than we could ever imagine!
Jesus thank you for your love. God thank you that I hear your voice. Thank you for removing hate, anger, and judgement (sin) from my heart and replacing it with your love! Help me with your Spirit to give Your love freely! Forgive me for when I have not given your love due to judging with my own eyes. Thank you God that you don’t see me the way I see others at times. Help me to see others through the eyes of Christ!