Monday, May 31, 2010

Fellowship of Flops - The woman who washed Jesus' Feet

“I tell you, her sins—and they are many—have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love.”
 - Luke 7:47.
The woman of questionable repute had received much forgiveness. She knew she needed much forgiveness. And thus was given it. She was desperate to have forgiveness. It showed in how far she was willing to go. Walking into the "lion's den" of a Pharisee's home with the possibility of be thrown out and public humiliation, washing the feet of Jesus with perfume that like cost her much.

You cannot give what you don't already have. Some things you don't just have, you have to be given. More so you have to receive these. LOVE MERCY GRACE FORGIVENESS are such things. 

These gifts are such that you can't give them unless you have already received them. These gifts cannot just be owned but also  experienced.

The pharisee did not think he needed forgiveness and therefore did not receive and experience the same.