Thursday, 20th September
40 So Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” He replied, “Say it, Teacher.”
41 “A certain creditor had two debtors; one owed him five hundred silver coins, and the other fifty.
42 When they could not pay, he canceled the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?”
43 Simon answered, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt canceled.” Jesus said to him, “You have judged rightly.”
44 Then, turning 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.
45 You gave me no kiss of greeting, but from the time I entered she has not stopped kissing my feet.
46 You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with perfumed oil.
47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which were many, are forgiven, thus she loved much; but the one who is forgiven little loves little.”
48 Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”
49 But those who were at the table with him began to say among themselves, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?”
50 He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” Reflection:
What will we do if we make a mistake? Lots of people blame others and even scold others so that they don't look wrong. But that is what makes him never change to be a better person. Through a women in today's reading, we learn to be aware and acknowledge the mistakes we make then we dare to take a stand to correct those mistakes. In correcting the mistake it is not with anger, but with love so that we do the best of ourselves. That is, we really show that we want to change to be a better person.
Jesus, teach and give me grace to be aware of my sins and mistakes. Give me your love so that I can improve myself to be like You. In Jesus name, Amen.
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