A way to more spiritual health:
Ask yourself, “How loving are you?” Recall how many others accept you as you are. How well do you love others?
Based on Luke 7:36-8:3
[A way to more spiritual health suggested by this reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for many churches for The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, 6/12/16. Jesus dines with a Pharisee, Simon. A sinful woman hears where he is and comes. Standing behind him, she weeps and bathes his feet with her tears and dries them with her hair. She kisses his feet and anoint them. Simon rebukes Jesus for not stopping the woman. If Jesus was a true prophet he would not have let the woman touch him. Jesus answers with a parable. Two debtors, one with much debt and one with little, were forgiven by the creditor. Jesus asks who loves the creditor more. Simon answers rightly saying the heavy debtor. Jesus lists all the woman did that Simon did not do but should have done. Jesus comments that the more one is forgiven the more one loves. He pronounces the woman forgiven. Simon’s guests ask who is Jesus to forgive sins. Jesus goes other places to proclaim the good news of the Kingdom of God. The twelve follow along with three women healed of evil spirits and illnesses — Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Susanna and others. They give of their money to support Jesus.
A theme: Review your faults and wrongdoings. How much do you value other’s love and acceptance of you as you are?]