« 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.