September 17, 2015

Reading

Timothy 4: 12- 16

4:12 Let no one despise your youth, but be an example among the faithful in word, in behavior, in charity, in faith, in chastity.
4:13 Until I arrive, attend to reading, to exhortation, and to doctrine.
4:14 Do not be willing to neglect the grace that is within you, which was given to you through prophecy, with the imposition of the hands of the priesthood.
4:15 Meditate on these things, so that your progress may be manifest to all.
4:16 Pay attention to yourself and to doctrine. Pursue these things. For in doing so, you will save both yourself and those who listen to you.

Gospel

Luke 7: 36- 50

7:36 Then certain Pharisees petitioned him, so that they might eat with him. And he went into the house of the Pharisee, and he reclined at table.
7:37 And behold, a woman who was in the city, a sinner, found out that he was reclining at table in the house of the Pharisee, so she brought an alabaster container of ointment.
7:38 And standing behind him, beside his feet, she began to wash his feet with tears, and she wiped them with the hair of her head, and she kissed his feet, and she anointed them with ointment.
7:39 Then the Pharisee, who had invited him, upon seeing this, spoke within himself, saying, “This man, if he were a prophet, would certainly know who and what kind of woman is this, who is touching him: that she is a sinner.”
7:40 And in response, Jesus said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” So he said, “Speak, Teacher.”
7:41 “A certain creditor had two debtors: one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
7:42 And since they did not have the ability to repay him, he forgave them both. So then, which of them loves him more?”
7:43 In response, Simon said, “I suppose that it is he to whom he forgave the most.” And he said to him, “You have judged correctly.”
7:44 And turning to the woman, he said to Simon: “Do you see this woman? I entered into your house. You gave me no water for my feet. But she has washed my feet with tears, and has wiped them with her hair.
7:45 You gave no kiss to me. But she, from the time that she entered, has not ceased to kiss my feet.
7:46 You did not anoint my head with oil. But she has anointed my feet with ointment.
7:47 Because of this, I tell you: many sins are forgiven her, because she has loved much. But he who is forgiven less, loves less.”
7:48 Then he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven you.”
7:49 And those who sat at table with him began to say within themselves, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?”
7:50 Then he said to the woman: “Your faith has brought you salvation. Go in peace.”