Seeking the forgiver

The woman with the Alabaster jar in Luke 7:36-50 sought out Jesus who had forgiven her her sins. Her response was a demonstrative expression of devotion and love. She had been forgiven much and loved much in stark contrast to the ‘righteous’.

Jesus does not want us to be burdened and held back from life, fun and hope – he yearns to set us free from sin, but also wants us to forgive those around us and also ourselves so we can then have close intimacy with him and see our lives and relationships changed.