PARABLES OF JESUS
B. About Thankfulness
Now one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, so he
went to the Pharisee's house and reclined at the table. When
woman who had lived a sinful life in that town learned that Jesus was
eating at the Pharisee's house, she brought an alabaster jar of
and as she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his
feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and
poured perfume on them.
When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, If
this man were a prophet,
he would know who is touching him and what
kind of woman she is- that she is a sinner.
Jesus answered him, Simon, I have something to tell you. Tell me,
teacher, he said.
Two men owed money to a certain money-lender. One owed him five hundred
denarii, and the other fifty. Neither of them had the money
pay him back, so he cancelled the debts of both.
Now which of them will love him more? Simon replied, I
the one who had the bigger debt cancelled. You have judged correctly,
Then he turned towards the woman and said to Simon, Do you see this
woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my
feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped
them with her
hair.You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the
entered, has not stopped kissing my feet. You did not put oil
my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet. Therefore, I
you, her many sins have been forgiven- for she loved much.
But he who has been forgiven little loves little.
Then Jesus said to her, Your sins are forgiven.
The other guests began to say among themselves, Who is this who even
Jesus said to the woman, Your faith has saved you; go in peace.