Thursday, February 18, 2010
Thursday after Ash Wednesday
Today's Gospel, St. Luke 7:36-50, presents two entirely different people: Simon the Pharisee, and the shriven woman. He follows the way of the first tablets of stone, which Moses broke in token that the people had committed idolatry. The way of the law ends in the wrath of God. But the shriven woman follows the way of the new tablets of stone, which Moses hewed out 'like unto the first', a new covenant, the way of mercy. She loved much because she was forgiven much. The sermon.