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Forgiven Little

The woman who bathed Jesus' feet in Luke 7 gave Him an opportunity to teach us something about repentance. He said the woman, whom the text indicates was immoral (and in the cultural context of that day probably meant she was a prostitute), had been forgiven much, so therefore loved much. Then he dropped a bombshell. He went on to say, "...he who is forgiven little, loves little" (Lk 7:47).

Wait. Is it possible to be forgiven little? Is it? Really? Only in the sense that we don't ascribe to our sin the weight it deserves. W don't see our sin as all that bad, or worse, don't see ourselves as having sin at all. The less sinful we see ourselves, the less our love is.