Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to tell you.” “Tell me, teacher,” he said. (Luke 7v40 NIV)
Jesus, in all this, didn’t speak to her but spoke to Simon the Pharisee.
He was less concerned for her than He was for Simon.
He knew she understood.
People may make a mess of their lives in lots of ways, but He will look straight at you and talk to your heart.
Simon was at least willing to listen, but I suspect he wasn’t going to like what he was about to hear.
Do not think that your status will carry any weight or influence with God.
When He speaks you need to listen whether you like what He is about to say or not.
What you do about it is up to you entirely.
Be humble and submit yourself to Him.
Acknowledge that He is right (He always is anyway).
What is God speaking to you about?
Ask Him what your heart is like.
Your heart is very important to Him, far more than your actions and more than the sum of your successes or failures.
Write down anything He shows you, what is good and what needs some work on.
Writing it down helps to clarify.
Let your heart be full of love for Him.
(from ‘Wipe His Feet with Your Tears’ by Warren George)