Ta foi t’a sauvée

« 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” Luke 7. 48-50

Proposed text Luke 7. 36-50

It required courage for the woman whose speaks this text to get into the house of Simon without being invited to join in that company as everyone knew her life (she was a sinful). However she overcame the disregard of any to come to Jesus and anoint His feet with perfume, in an act of humility and great respect.

In his presence, she could not hold back her emotion. Her tears flow, weeping of repentance, certainly, as well as of joy.

Simon, the Pharisee, the householder, looks on and feels the irritation rising in him. The repentance of this woman does not touch him. He has not for Jesus the consideration usually reserved for guests. He despises him, thinking, “This one, if He were a prophet, would know who this woman is.”

But Jesus, reading in his thoughts, answers Simon gently opposing the coldness of his guest to love this woman. If he reveals his sinful state, it is only to announce that it has been forgiven from God: “Her many sins are forgiven … Your faith has saved you. Go in peace. “

Peace offered by Jesus stands for peace and tranquility to his heart, as well as rehabilitation and reconciliation with God.

The same peace is offered to you for free today.

A chaque jour suffit sa peine

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” Matthew 6. 34
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God” Isaiah 41. 10

Today’s verse is not an excuse for being shortsighted. It is quite normal to assume our responsibilities and to prepare for the next day, from the flaps to close to protect themselves from the storm until the school homework to do carefully to pass the exam. It is fair to consider the issues that may arise in to anticipate our needs and to prepare what is going to be requested from us.
However worrying is a different thing: being excessively busy for the following day if this storm might happen or review the exam; means being concerned by imagining the worst. The concern focuses our thoughts to the events and not to the One who controls them. So it has a negative effect on our minds and even over our bodies. It may even paralyze us, overwhelm us. But God’s command is very clear: Do not be anxious! We have an almighty Father who loves us and has control over everything.
When we have problems now, God gives us the strength and the directions to face today, but he does not give them in advance to face the trials of tomorrow too. Reason? When we already have the answer, we probably would cease to trust on Him tomorrow. He wants to maintain in us, day after day, this precious faith for him, because without it, it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11.6)