In today's Gospel reading (Luke 7:36-50) Jesus has been invited to a Pharisee's house to eat. While he is reclining at the table a woman comes, washes his feet with her tears and hair, and then anoints his feet with an expensive oil. The Pharisee doesn't ask the question, of Jesus, directly but he is thinking it! The Pharisee is wondering if Jesus would allow what is happening if he knew who the woman was. Jesus answers the question, even though it isn't "asked," with a story about forgiveness.
My question (See!! I like asking questions!) is -- where are we in the story? Are we keeping our comments to ourselves - but still thinking them - about what is happening, like the Pharisee? Are we the woman who is so upset by all that is happening we're crying at Jesus feet? Are we some of the other guests wondering what is happening, why Jesus is telling the story about forgiveness, and being especially surprised that Jesus "forgives sins"?
As we watch what is happening, in the world around us, I'm thinking we should be crying at Jesus' feet asking for forgiveness. I think it is time for us to ask for the forgiveness, remember our faith (Jesus tells the woman "your faith has saved you" (v. 50), and go out into the world living said faith "in peace" (v. 50). One last question -- what kind of a difference could we make if we actually lived like we believed God IS Love?