Luke 7 Tells the records of two great miracles performed by Jesus, his reply to John the Baptist’s question, and the anointing by a sinful woman.
Luke 8 continues with Jesus traveling from town to town with his twelve disciples. Jesus is also accompanied by women such as Mary Magdalene, Susana and the wife of Chuza. These women have felt the healing power of Jesus and are there to provide proof of his glory.
Luke 9 Tells the records of several great miracles performed by Jesus, the story of his transfiguration, the sending of the twelve disciples, Peter’s confession and the final departure from Galilee towards Jerusalem.
What is one key verse?
“Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven – as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.”
Because Forgiveness is the cause and love is the effect.
Here there are 3 people: There is Christ (the love of God appearing among men), the women-the penitent sinner-lovingly recognizing the divine love (Jesus) and the Pharisee-the self-righteous man, ignorant of himself and empty of God’s love.
How does what you read change your vision of God?
This scripture helps me to see how much I struggle to have grace for myself.
When being forgiven of much (or anything) I feel really bad about myself but instead this will help me to feel more endeared to Jesus and God.
How does what you read change your vision of yourself or others?
Since it is so hard for me to have grace for myself, I am learning from this scripture that I can have a mind change to know it is ok to approach God at my worst and love him as I am and will know that he truly loves me in return.
How will you go with God because of this reading?
I will go with God with this reading by realizing that I have been freed from much sin which should now free me up to love God wholeheartedly and not be afraid to approach him and express my love for him.
Where did you see Jesus?
I saw Jesus everywhere but here I see him taking the time to let this woman express her love to him. He could have not allowed her to do what she did, he could have gotten her to do something else or distracted her but instead he sat with her. He allowed himself to be vulnerable to her so that she could express her love and he could express his total acceptance.