All that is offered

Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you.          

         A woman who was a sinner began to bathe his feet with her tears and to dry them with her hair. She continued kissing his feet and anointing them with the ointment. 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.” …          Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”                   —Luke 7.37-39, 50

Your faith is not your steadfast belief, not certainty beyond questions. Your faith is not what you think of God or God's anointed, for you yourself have done some powerful anointing. Your faith is giving your gifts, without questioning how valued they are, without questioning how worthy you are, but simply offering what is in you.

What saves you is knowing you are received without price, without judgment. The Savior's love is indeed powerful, but how precious is what you have done for the Beloved.

God's giving and receiving are married in you.

All that is broken is forgiven, all that is wounded is healed, all that is offered is cherished.

All that is broken is forgiven, all that is wounded is healed, all that is offered is cherished.

Deep Blessings, Pastor Steve

__________________ Steve Garnaas-Holmes Unfolding Light www.unfoldinglight.net

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