Luke 7: 44-50
Jesus turned towards 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 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.”
Then Jesus said to her, ”Your sins are forgiven.”
The other guests began to say among themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”
Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”
I feel so alone Lord, not accepted, left out; you never answer me do you?
You’re so silent!
I would love to know you better, but my life isn’t ‘holy’ like you expect it to be. I know in my heart I just don’t measure up.
Yet, the woman who anointed your feet didn’t measure up either, did she?
She was outrageous in her behaviour, unwinding her hair and wiping your feet with it.
You accepted her! So why are you still silent?
Lord, I’m trying to tell you how I feel; I know in my heart that you know all about my outrageous behaviour, my anger and resentments when things go wrong, all my sin.
Silence, still silence.
Lord, I can’t wipe your feet with my hair or pour perfume on them. So how can I know I belong to you? How do I know I’m forgiven like she was?
Simply accepting your love and asking forgiveness, can that be enough for me to know that I’m truly yours?
Forgive me Lord, and accept my love in place of perfume. Forgive me Lord and accept my sin and pain as an offering laid at your feet.
Lord Jesus, thank you for the peace in my heart, for the peace of your presence.
Now I know I really do belong to you. Amen.