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ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME-YEAR C by Fr. Linh

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Gospel Reading: Luke 7:36-50

 

Her many sins were forgiven her, because she has shown great love.

 

A Pharisee invited Jesus to dine with him, and he entered the Pharisee’s house and reclined at table. Now there was a sinful woman in the city who learned that he was at table in the house of the Pharisee. Bringing an alabaster flask of ointment, she stood behind him at his feet weeping and began to bathe his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them, and anointed them with the ointment. When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, that she is a sinner.” Jesus said to him in reply, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” “Tell me, teacher,” he said. “Two people were in debt to a certain creditor; one owed five hundred day’s wages and the other owed fifty. Since they were unable to repay the debt, he forgave it for both. Which of them will love him more?” Simon said in reply, “The one, I suppose, whose larger debt was forgiven.” He said to him, “You have judged rightly.”

 

Then he turned to the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? When I entered your house, you did not give me water for my feet, but she has bathed them with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You did not give me a kiss, but she has not ceased kissing my feet since the time I entered. You did not anoint my head with oil, but she anointed my feet with ointment. So I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven because she has shown great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little.” He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” The others at table said to themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?” But he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

 

Words of Wisdom:

I have looked so closely into my heart that I cannot find there any single good action. I know my sins and they are more than the sand upon the shore. Water like the sea is little compared to the extent of my sins. But I trust in God that he will forgive me the whole extent of my sinfulness and look upon me again.

--Pelagia the Penitent, Vita Sanctae Pelagiae, Metricis

Prayer:

O Lord, Jesus Christ, Redeemer and Savior, forgive my sins, just as You forgave Peter's denial and those who crucified You. Count not my transgressions, but, rather, my tears of repentance. Remember not my iniquities, but, more especially, my sorrow for the offenses I have committed against You. I long to be true to Your Word, and pray that You will love me and come to make Your dwelling place within me. I promise to give You praise and glory in love and in service all the days of my life. For the Father is my hope, for the Son is my refuge, for the Holy Spirit is my protector, so glory to the holy and undivided Trinity, now and forever. Let us Praise the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; let us bless and exalt God above all forever! Amen.  


This article was published on Sunday 13 June, 2010.

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