Friday, June 29, 2007

Fill in the Blank...

Luke 7:36-50 came up on a recent Sunday (1979 Sunday lectionary) and it was a morning lesson today (1928 daily lectionary).

Read it with your name in the blanks. See what the Lord might be saying to you...

Then one of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him. And He went to the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to eat. And behold, _____ who was a sinner, when _____ knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil, and stood at His feet behind Him weeping; and _____ began to wash His feet with _____'s tears, and wiped them with the hair of _____'s head; and _____ kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil. Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he spoke to himself, saying, “This Man, if He were a prophet, would know who and what manner of (person)this is who is touching Him, for _____ is a sinner.” And Jesus answered and said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” So he said, “Teacher, say it.” “There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely forgave them both. Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him more?” Simon answered and said, “I suppose the one whom he forgave more.” And He said to him, “You have rightly judged.” Then He turned to _____ and said to Simon, “Do you see _____? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but _____has washed My feet with _____'s tears and wiped them with the hair of _____'s head. You gave Me no kiss, but _____has not ceased to kiss My feet since the time I came in. You did not anoint My head with oil, but _____has anointed My feet with fragrant oil. Therefore I say to you, _____'s sins, which are many, are forgiven, for _____ loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.” Then He said to _____, “Your sins are forgiven.” And those who sat at the table with Him began to say to themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?” Then He said to _____, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.”

2 comments:

Chip Johnson+, cj said...

Timothy+,

What a great way to personalize scripture! And what a great lesson on forgiveness this is.

It struck me at our 'Church in the Park' service this morning also, as we used it for the Gospel at Mass.

Northern Plains Anglicans said...

Of course, the flaw for some of us is that we have nowhere near enough hair to dry Jesus' feet!