Monday, 15 December 2014

The nerve!

The scriptures tell us that there was a time when a Pharisee, named Simon, invited The Lord Jesus Christ to have dinner at his house.
There was a sinner in the city that found out, and she showed up, it was very inappropriate on her behalf, but she needed to see Jesus.
When she got there, she cried over Jesus’ feet and washed them and then dried them with her own hair, she kissed them and poured her perfume all over them.
In those times, it was a tradition for the host to receive his guests in that manner, to have this type of attention with them; to wash their feet, kiss them and anoint them with oil, but Simon neglected Jesus, and he did not give Him any type of acknowledgment.

On the other hand, this sinner gave all the necessary courtesies required to a guest, to Jesus.
When Simon saw what the woman was doing, he quickly criticized her, not only did he not do what he should have done but also he still had the nerve to criticize what this woman had done, when she had simply just done everything HE should have done.
The Pharisee’s worried only about appearance, but Jesus saw this woman’s repentant and sadden heart, and that honored Him and He saw that she searched desperately for His forgiveness.
She went to Simon’s house with a ruined life, but her actions, even though they seemed humiliating for a woman of her reputation, made her leave with peace and with Jesus’ forgiveness.
Sometimes people criticize others because they themselves don’t have anything to give or because they don’t have the courage to act. So they are limited to criticizing.
But we're not going to stop acting because other criticizes what we do, right? 
Luke 37:36-50


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