Luke 7:37-38

As of late, I have come to realize that unless a person has had personal contact with or experienced the reality of their own humanity, they truly cannot partake of Christ’s divinity. What I mean by this is similar to what Jesus meant when He said that the one who is forgiven much loves the most. I grew up thinking God was keeping a tally of all our wrongs and the one who was forgiven the most of any was the one who loved Him the most; however, I’ve come to understand what He was saying might be explained by His encounter with the woman with the alabaster jar of perfume.  Now this woman really had a grip on her own mortality and sinful capabilities. So much so that when she encountered His divinity, she was humbled by the fact that Jesus the Christ, in His perfect form, would talk with her, sit with her, and relate to her. He never looked down on her, or made fun of her insignificance in the room. In fact, quite the opposite is true. All the Pharisees could do was question His identity. The woman, by faith, knew who He was. So, it is at that place of proper assessment that we see the capabilities of our humanity and all the traps, the fears, and the insecurities that go along with it, and we choose to align and identify ourselves with the Christ and His divinity so that we can truly become full of gratitude and thanksgiving.

Kevin West