“Her many sins have been forgiven,
or she would not have shown such great love.”
The “theme” of the First Reading, Psalm and Gospel today is “forgiveness of sins”. We hear the touching Gospel story, of the “woman with a bad name in the town” coming to anoint Jesus’s feet. Living inspired by the love of Jesus is the key to our discipleship – his crucifixion is the sign of his love, which is in itself the forgiveness of sins.
Happy the man whose offence is forgiven whose sin is remitted. O happy the man to whom the Lord imputes no guilt, in whose spirit is no guile. But now I have acknowledged my sins: my guilt I did not hide. I said: “I will confess my offence to the Lord.” And you, Lord, have forgiven the guilt of my sin. You are my hiding place, O Lord; you save me from distress. You surround me with cries of deliverance. Rejoice, rejoice in the Lord, exult, you just! O come, ring out your joy, all you upright of heart.
First Reading: 2 Samuel 12: 7-10, 13
Second Reading: Gal 2:16, 19-21
Gospel Reading: Luke 7: 36-8:3