Today's text: Luke 7:36 - 8:3
Who likes to talk about sin? Anyone out there? Hmm, not many of you, huh?
But how do we truly experience forgiveness if we don’t also experience a sense of having need of it?
But if Simon had hoped this would be a dignified and elegant dinner party, he was wrong. When Jesus comes to dinner, things always get a little out of control.
And of course Simon did not actually see that woman. She was a sinner and that was all he needed to know about her. She was beneath his notice.
But we do. That precious gift has already been given to us. This is why we worship. This is why we sing praises. This is why we are here.....
How might we show our gratitude to Jesus? Perhaps by paying it forward. By caring about and for those in whose faces we might see Jesus today, by offering healing balms to them in Jesus’ name.