TODAY'S THEME: Forgiving Much
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"Head of Christ," Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

Now one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him,
so he went to the Pharisee's house and reclined at the table. When
a woman who had lived a sinful life in that town learned that Jesus
was eating at the Pharisee's house, she brought an alabaster jar of
perfume, and as she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she
began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them
with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them.

When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to him-
self, "If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching
him and what kind of woman she is -- that she is a sinner."

Jesus answered him, "Simon, I have something to tell you."

"Tell me, teacher," he said.

"Two men owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him
five hundred denari, and the other fifty. Neither of them had the
money to pay him back, so he canceled the debts of both.
Now which of them will love him more?"

Simon replied, "I suppose the one who had the bigger debt canceled."

"You have judged correctly," Jesus said.

Then he turned to 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 his 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 -- for she loved much. But he
who has been forgiven little loves little."

Then Jesus said to her, "Your sins are forgiven."

Luke 7: 36-48
The Holy Bible
New International Version

And now, the Last Word:

Pardon one another so that later on you will
not remember the injury. The recollection of an
injury is...a rusty arrow and poison for the soul.

St. Francis of Paola (1416-1507)
Italian mendicant;
founder of the Roman Catholic Order of the Minims















































Bonus quote:

There is such a thing as hell on earth. For the most part, it is
populated by people who fear so deeply that they cannot love.

F. Forrester Church
Senior Minister of the Unitarian Church of All Souls, New York City



On today's
Home Page:

Book of Luke;
St. Francis of Paola


Wednesday's site:
Sacred Idleness