The Secret of the Heart that Loves the Lord

Luke 7:36-50

36Now one of the Pharisees was requesting Him to dine with him, and He entered the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table.37And there was a woman in the city who was a sinner; and when she learned that He was reclining at the table in the Pharisee’s house, she brought an alabaster vial of perfume, 38and standing behind Him at His feet, weeping, she began to wet His feet with her tears, and kept wiping them with the hair of her head, and kissing His feet and anointing them with the perfume. 39Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet He would know who and what sort of person this woman is who is touching Him, that she is a sinner.”

40And Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he replied, “Say it, Teacher.” 41“A moneylender had two debtors: one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.42When they were unable to repay, he graciously forgave them both. So which of them will love him more?”43Simon answered and said, “I suppose the one whom he forgave more.” And He said to him, “You have judged correctly.”44Turning toward the woman, He said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has wet My feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.45You gave Me no kiss; but she, since the time I came in, has not ceased to kiss My feet.46You did not anoint My head with oil, but she anointed My feet with perfume.47For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little.”48Then He said to her, “Your sins have been forgiven.”49Those who were reclining at the table with Him began to say to themselves, “Who is this man who even forgives sins?” 50And He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

The Secret of the Heart that Loves the Lord