Wednesday 10.13.10

This parable in Luke, chapter 7 was told to Simon when he questioned Jesus.  A sinful woman who lived in the town had heard Jesus was going to be at the Pharisee’s house.  She brought an alabaster jar of perfume and stood behind him at his feet weeping, she wet his feet with her tears.  Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them.  Simon could not believe Jesus was allowing this sinful woman to touch him.  Jesus response was this.

Two men owed money to a certain money lender.  One owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.  Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so  he canceled the debts of both.  Now which of them will love him more?
Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt canceled.”
“You have judged correctly,” Jesus said.
Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman?  I came into your house.  You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.  You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet.  You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet.  Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven-for she loved much.  But he who has been forgiven little loves little.”

Luke 7:41-47


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