Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Luke 7:36-50

This is the story of the sinful woman who comes directly to Simon the Pharisee's house, who has invited Jesus to dinner. She interrupts their meeting, and extravagantly worships Jesus, wetting his feet with her hair, drying them with her hair, and pouring expensive perfume over them

Simon is scandalized, and attempts to "correct" the Lord for allowing "this kind of woman" to touch him.

In many ways, I am bent to be Simon. But I need to be Jesus, offering grace and mercy to all.

The gospel is not moralism. The gospel is not judgment.

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