Luke, the doctor, talks about Worship as an expression from a believer to our Creator; more than singing songs. Love grows over time. With Jesus we find out who we really are. In ver. 36, Jesus is at dinner with the Simon the Pharisee when a woman washes Jesus's feet with her tears. Jesus provides the parable of the canceled debt. Your sins are forgiven because her faith had saved her, Go in peace. Matt 5:6 "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled." The Pharisee would have been an expert in Moses's law. The tables would have been low; Jesus would be reclines with his feet behind him. The town would have seen her as sinful--deserving of death. There was a traditional greeting for visitors, that was not given to Jesus. The lady was nameless, not Mary Madeline. What drove the woman to intrude on this party, being shameful and completely rejected? She had to get to Him. Expressed in humility. "And behold , a woman in the city who was a sinner..." ver.37. She risked everything to come to the one who gave life, she came in humility; no longer want to be distant from her savior. Being humble and broken is not a place you get to, but a place from where you begin, starting by dropping to our knees. Humbleness is believing we are hopeless without Him. In her brokenness, she was free to be who she really is. "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be filled." Matt 5:6 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven." Matt. 5:3; "Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted." Matt. 5:4; The lady is an example of these beatitudes. Extravagant in Giving ... when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee's home, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil. v.37; The alabaster jar of oil was probably her life savings; a critical tool of her trade. She it gave all to Jesus, without reservation; she poured it out. A woman would never let her hair down in public--very shameful and humiliating, but she used her hair to wash Jesus's feet. All of us are sinners, saved by grace. What is the debt of this kind of love to whom much is forgiven? Extravagant expressions look like a waste till you know who it is for. Matt 5:8 Blesses are the pure at heart, for they shall see God. Where are we in the context of this story?