Your sins are forgiven…Your faith has saved you; go in peace. –Luke 7:48,50.
Read the whole passage in Luke 7:36-50.
A woman walks in and pours a year’s wages worth of perfume on Jesus’ feet. A woman is known in her community not for her generosity or goodness but for being a “sinner” the kind of woman found on late-night street corners. Her scented offering became the expression of her faith, of her desire and gratitude for the forgiveness that Jesus brought. While the religious leaders of the day offered only condemnation, Jesus offered forgiveness and a path back to God. Jesus knew the greater the sinner, the greater the appreciation for the beauty of forgiveness. No matter our sin, no matter our history, our mistakes or our struggles, Jesus offers forgiveness. No life is too tattered, no soul too battered, no heart is too dirties to be saved by the forgiveness of Jesus.
Talk with God
Forgive me for my failures and weakness and teach me to live a life of grateful response.
Live it. How will you live more Second today?
Tell it. How will you share what you have learned?
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