Daily Worship

Love and Acceptance

Mrs Karen Brown April 12, 2014 0 0

Luke 7: 44-50

Then he 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 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 – as her great love has shown. But whoever 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 wish I had stayed at home.
They’re all staring at me with loathing.
Loathing that seems to penetrate my being and highlight all my sins.
Of course my pouring all that perfume over Jesus’ feet met with even more derision.
God, hear my prayer for help.
I’m so ashamed of my actions, everything I do is wrong!
Wiping Jesus feet with my hair...no self respecting woman would do such a thing.
I’m not worth listening to God.
I’ve even unwound my hair in public in front of all these important, respectable people.
Help me God, help me to come nearer to you.
Jesus’ voice touches my heart, as if reaching down into my soul with a gentle light.
The mere sound of his voice is touching my pain and misery...a well of hope bubbles up within me.
I even dare to believe that Jesus can touch me with healing and forgiveness. Even me!
He says my sins are forgiven! 
I now look at him and I know that he will love me with a love that will remain with me all the rest of my life.


written by Kay Brown