Finally! Jesus is going to dinner. I think I’ll tag along and pretend I’m his dog. They’ll have to let me in.
What do you mean they might not let dogs come? They let that lady come and she wasn’t even invited.
Yes, I’ll listen to the story.
A Pharisee named Simon invited Jesus to dinner.
I wonder if they’re having fish for dinner.
I’m listening – I’m listening.
A woman who’d lived a sinful life found out Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house. She showed up with an alabaster jar of perfume.
I hope they invited her in and gave her some fish.
I am too listening.
The woman stood at Jesus’ feet weeping. She began to wet His feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them, and poured perfume on them.
Simon the Pharisee thought to himself that if Jesus was really a prophet He would know that this woman who touched Him was a sinner.
I wouldn’t care who that woman was if I got loves. Maybe not on the feet though.
Can I get loves while I listen?
Jesus knew what Simon was thinking and He told Simon a story.
“Two men owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he canceled the debts of both.”
Then Jesus asked Simon which of the two would love the moneylender more.
Simon replied that he thought it would be the one with the bigger debt canceled and Jesus told him he was right.
This is where Jesus gives Simon what for, isn’t it?
I am listening. I’m just trying to help you along.
Jesus told Simon that when He came into his house Simon hadn’t given him any water to wash His feet, but the woman had washed them with her tears and wiped them with her hair. Simon had not given Jesus a kiss, but the woman had not stopped kissing His feet. Simon had not put oil on Jesus’ head, but the woman poured perfume on His feet.
Jesus told the woman her many sins were forgiven because she had loved much. And He said that he who has been forgiven little loves little.
The other dinner guests began mumbling among themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”
Would Jesus forgive my sins? I’ll kiss His feet.
Oh wait, I forgot. I’m the perfect dog. I don’t have any sins to forgive.
Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”
I think that woman should have kept hanging out. She probably would have gotten some fish. Oh well, that’s okay. All the more for me.
Misty Shores Chesapeakes
May 5, 2013 at 6:19 pm
It seems that woman had faith in our savior, “It is by faith we are saved not by works so no one can boast” I look forward to your Sunday stories!
May 5, 2013 at 9:13 pm
Thanks Misty Shores. It seems like most everyone Jesus healed or forgave was because of someone’s faith.
Misty Shores Chesapeakes
May 5, 2013 at 10:06 pm
May 6, 2013 at 12:15 am
Bongo I’m sure she got some fish. What a nice story! Is that you in the picture, Bongo, a little lighter, but he’s eating I guess… 😉
May 6, 2013 at 1:03 pm
Little Binky, I’m the dog hiding under the table waiting for someone to drop some fish.
May 6, 2013 at 7:32 am
Great story Bongo!!! I’m glad that the woman’s sins were forgiven because of her love! 🙂
May 6, 2013 at 1:06 pm
Thanks Kevin. Jesus doesn’t care how much money someone has, or how far they’ve climbed up the social ladder. He cares about their heart. That woman’s heart was in the right place and Jesus knew it.
May 6, 2013 at 7:41 am
I sure hope they saved some fish for you, the pawfect dog! Tee Hee
Wags to all,
Your pal Snoopy 🙂
May 6, 2013 at 1:09 pm
Snoopy, I’m still waiting for that fish. My person said something about repenting of my sins. It’s only a sin if you get caught, isn’t it?
May 6, 2013 at 7:53 am
Bongo, Bongo, Bongo – are you EVER going to get some fish? I know Jesus multiplies fish, but I think it’s Peter and Andrew that you need to talk to,
May 6, 2013 at 1:10 pm
FleaByte, I think Peter and Andrew are going to be my new best buddies.
May 6, 2013 at 11:17 am
Exactly, Bongo and if you stick around you’ll get loves too!!!
May 6, 2013 at 1:14 pm
Treats and loves, Marina? That sounds like the best place to go for dinner yet.
May 12, 2013 at 3:03 pm
I Ginger think this woman represents all these rotten humans….. at least the ones who know they are rotten…. Jesus forgives and our people sure need it dont they Bongo? I hope someday when I Ginger try to take over Heaven he will forgive me.. and let me take over…. muwahahahaha…. er…. hehehe?
May 12, 2013 at 10:22 pm
Ginger, why would Jesus need to forgive you? You haven’t done anything wrong. Now people on the other paw, they have a lot they need forgiven for.