A Pharisee asked Jesus to have dinner with him, so Jesus went to his home and reclined to eat. When a certain immoral woman from the city heard he was eating there, she brought a beautiful alabaster jar filled with expensive perfume. She knelt behind him at his feet, weeping. Her tears fell on his feet, and she wiped them off with her hair. She kept kissing his feet and putting perfume on them. When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know what kind of a woman this is. She is a sinner! Then Jesus answered his thoughts. He said, “A man loaned money to two people — 500 pieces of silver to one and 50 to the other. But neither one could repay him, so he kindly forgave them both, canceling their debts. Who do you suppose loved him more after that? “Simon answered, I suppose the one for whom he canceled the larger debt.” “You are right,” Jesus said. Then he turned to the woman and said to Simon, “Look at this woman kneeling here. You did not show me any of the normal courtesies, but this woman has washed, kissed, and perfumed my feet. And her sins—which are many have been forgiven, because a person who is forgiven little shows little love.” Jesus’ answer to Simon begs this question. Has Jesus forgiven you? If so, how do you show your love and gratitude to Him?
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