40And answering, Jesus said to him,
Simon, I have something to say to you. And he said, Teacher, speak.
41There was a certain creditor who had
two debtors. The one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
42And they having nothing to pay, he freely forgave both.
Then which of them do you say will love him most?
43And answering, Simon said, I suppose that one to whom he
forgave most. And He said to him, You have judged rightly.
44And He turned to the woman and said to Simon,
Do you see this woman? I entered into your house, yet you gave Me
no water for My feet. But she has washed My feet with tears, and has wiped them with
the hair of her head.
45You gave Me no kiss, but this woman, since the time I came
in, has not ceased to kiss My feet.
46You did not anoint My head with oil, but this woman has
anointed My feet with ointment.
47Therefore I say to you, Her sins, which are many, are
forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, he loves little.
48And He said to her, Your sins are
49And those reclining with Him began to say within
themselves, Who is this who even forgives sins?
50And He said to the woman, Your faith
has saved you, go in peace.
- This speaks of the gratitude we have, for the same outcome came upon both men,
their entire debt was forgiven. Jesus Christ has died for all men, but the
question remains: how much gratitude do we have for what He did for us?
Giving thanks unto the Father, which has made us meet
to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who has delivered us
from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son:
- Jesus immediately turned to the woman and spoke to Simon, (verse 44), using this
parable as a practical example. We must have a spirit of gratitude, be thankful
for everything. Having a spirit of thankfulness will not only improve your attitude
but others will also notice it and be attracted to you.