My Easter Wish
Have you ever made an Easter wish? Yes, I know we usually do that at Christmas, but humor me a little.
A couple of weeks ago, I was reading in Luke 7 about the woman with a past who washed Jesus’ feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair to the horror of everyone else at the table of Simon, the Pharisee. Then, Jesus told a story about someone who had a little debt and another who was drowning in debt. In classic fashion, this simple story delivered the knockout punch no one saw coming.
“When they were unable to repay, he graciously forgave them both. So which of them will love him more?” Simon answered and said, “I suppose the one whom he forgave more.” And He said to him, “You have judged correctly.” – Luke 7:42-43
The moral of the story is our love for Jesus should match the forgiveness we’ve received. Do you want to know what my problem is? I’m going to tell you anyway.
When I compare myself to other people, usually random people in the news I don’t even know, I think I’m a pretty good person. The result of this logic is I’m less grateful to Jesus for my forgiveness and more arrogant about my own actions. When I do this, I am in need of a knockout punch from Jesus.
How would Easter feel if we looked on Jesus like the woman with the past? Not concerned about what we wore. Free from comparing ourselves to others. Just overwhelmed with the tremendous forgiveness we’ve received from Jesus.
What is my Easter wish? To celebrate the resurrection of Jesus at Independence Hill with those who love more because He forgave more. I hope you will make it your wish too.
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