The Look

The way we look at things greatly impacts our lives, whether it’s with a positive view or a negative view, and the way we look at things has a lot to say about who we are and how we react or respond to others.

Simon, the look of contempt…

  • He was a Pharisee;
  • He was wealthy;
  • He was a collector of celebrities;
  • He had a poor understanding of God.

The woman, the look of forgiveness…

  • She was nameless;
  • She was known;
  • She violated the Pharisaic traditions;
  • She provided the greater hospitality;
  • She gave evidence of true repentance through her tears and precious gifts.

Jesus, the look of love…

  • He reached out to Simon;
  • He reached out to the woman;
  • Jesus reaches out to us.

Our salvation meets our greatest need, brings the greatest results, and costs the greatest price. God’s salvation is not automatic, it must be received.


  1. Reply
    Peggy Buffington says

    Very good Pastor Mark !

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