Minister: Revd Ruth Crofton
Theme: Jesus forgives a sinful woman
Scripture reference(s): Psalm 5:1-8 (NIV) and Luke 7:36-50 (NIV) Jesus Anointed by a Sinful Woman
Summary: Ruth brings light into the customs of the time to help show the significance of Simon’s the host’s actions in this story and the contrast with the sinful woman’s actions. The forgiveness freely given to her is so longed for, as demonstrated by her act of devotion. The parable Jesus tells the Pharisees to show them their flawed thinking leads to their muted outrage as they question Jesus’ authority to forgive.