Many people have watched the movie, “The Passion of the Christ.” This movie shows how much Jesus suffered so that our sins could be forgiven. Our Bible Reading today is also about forgiveness.
Simon, a religious leader, invited Jesus to dinner. A sinful woman came to Simon’s house. The woman brought a jar of perfume with her. She started crying and washed Jesus’ feet with her tears. Then she kissed His feet and rubbed them with perfume.
When Simon saw this, he thought (verse 39b), “If this man (Jesus) were a prophet, he would know that the woman who is touching him is a sinner!” Jesus knew the woman was a sinner who wanted forgiveness. Simon could only understand that she was a sinful woman whom other people hated.
Jesus told Simon a story about forgiveness. Jesus explained that sinful people will feel a lot of love when they are forgiven. Finally Jesus told Simon in verse 47b, “But the person that feels only a little need to be forgiven will feel only a little love when he is forgiven.”
Jesus wants to forgive your sins. Turn to Him today and ask for forgiveness.