T’was the pointing of the finger

In a self-righteous manner too,

Highlighting the sins of the woman

With all she’d say and do.

But she washed Jesus’ feet

With tears and wiped them with her hair;

They were anointed with the fragrant oil

As she showed tender love and care.

Although her transgressions were many

As all knew her history…

It was at the feet of Jesus she found forgiveness

As He truly set her free.

Her love for Christ was deep;

It was sincere and profound,

As we remember her honourable deed

When her pure love it knew no bounds.

This woman was forgiven much

As her spiritual debt was immense,

But we are all like her in need of forgiveness;

To be redeemed and to be blessed.

The lawyers and the Pharisees

Rejected the will of God for themselves;

Avoided being baptised

Where self-righteousness did dwell.

But our righteous deeds can never save

Because if they simply truly did,

Then Jesus wouldn’t have suffered immeasurably

To redeem us from our sins.

‘The one whom he forgave more’

Will be the most grateful one,

Having understood the depth of our debt;

Requiring intervention by God’s Son.

It’s at the feet of Jesus

As we humbly bow to Him,

That we’re cleansed and are forgiven

From all our debts and all our sins.

(C) P.B. 2021

“And Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Simon, I have something to say to you.’ So he said, ‘Teacher, say it.’  ‘There was a certain creditor who had two debtors, One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.  And when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely forgave them both.  Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him more?’”  Luke 7:40-42

“Simon answered and said, ‘I suppose the one whom he forgave more.’  And He said to him, ‘You have rightly judged.’”  Luke 7:43

“Then He turned to the woman and said to Simon, ‘Do you see this woman?  I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has washed My feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head.  You gave Me no kiss, but this woman has not ceased to kiss My feet since the time I came in.  You did not anoint My head with oil, but this woman has anointed My feet with fragrant oil.’”  Luke 7:44-46

“Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much.  But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.  Then He said to her, ‘Your sins are forgiven.’”  Luke 7:47-48

“Then He said to the woman, ‘Your faith has saved you.  Go in peace.’”  Luke 7:50

“But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the will of God for themselves, not having been baptised by him.”  Luke 7:30

“There is none righteous, no, not one;”  Romans 3:10

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