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Find daily readings for this week below along with questions for reflection. Join (or begin!) the discussion in the comments. We’d love to hear from you about how reading the Bible daily is bringing you closer to God and one another.

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FEBRUARY 8

Read: Luke 7:36-50

Reflect: What questions do you have after reading this passage?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

FEBRUARY 9

Read: Luke 7:36-38

36 One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and took his place at the table. 37 And a woman in the city, who was a sinner, having learned that he was eating in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster jar of ointment. 38 She stood behind him at his feet, weeping, and began to bathe his feet with her tears and to dry them with her hair. Then she continued kissing his feet and anointing them with the ointment.

Reflect: Imagine you are sitting at dinner at the Pharisee’s home. What are your thoughts when this woman, who is a sinner, arrives and begins bathing Jesus’ feet? What do you imagine Jesus was thinking?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

FEBRUARY 10

Luke 7:39-40

39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what kind of woman this is who is touching him—that she is a sinner.” 40 Jesus spoke up and said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” “Teacher,” he replied, “speak.”

Reflect: Have you ever been a light for salvation?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

FEBRUARY 11

Read: Luke 7:41-43

41 “A certain creditor had two debtors; one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 When they could not pay, he canceled the debts for both of them. Now which of them will love him more?”  43 Simon answered, “I suppose the one for whom he canceled the greater debt.” And Jesus said to him, “You have judged rightly.”

Reflect: How has God revealed God’s self to you this week?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

FEBRUARY 12

Read: Luke 7:44-46

44 Then turning toward the woman, he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has bathed my feet with her tears and dried them with her hair. 45 You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not stopped kissing my feet. 46 You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment.

Reflect: What stranger have you cared for without question or expecting anything in return?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

FEBRUARY 13

Read: Luke 7: 47-50

47 Therefore, I tell you, her sins, which were many, have been forgiven; hence she has shown great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little.” 48 Then he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” 49 But those who were at the table with him began to say among themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?” 50 And he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

Reflect: Do you agree with the idea that the larger the action you’re forgiven for is, the larger the love that you feel towards the forgiver is? If so, could you share an example?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

FEBRUARY 14

Read: Luke 7:36-50

Reflect: How will this message influence what you do this week?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

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2 Comments

  1. I am not sure any of us truly know when we have been a light for salvation. We can only live our lives, knowing God’s grace and light goes before us.

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  2. Words I have never forgotten from a Zimbabwean friend and United Methodist preacher to me : “your life is the Bible that people are reading.” I want to live up to that calling.

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