2 Samuel 12:7-10, 13 Galatians 2:16,19-21 Luke 7:36-8:3 or 7:36-50
In the first reading, David acknowledges his sins, and Nathan tells him that God has forgiven him, but that there will still be consequences. In the second reading, Paul teaches that Christ’s sacrifice is what saves us. In the Gospel, Jesus forgives a woman who expressed great love by washing his feet with her tears.
To live a life of gratitude for what we have been given by God is a sign of our deep and humble adoration, such as the sinful woman displayed at the feet of Jesus. She gives us an example of the overflowing love that we are to show in our appreciation for God’s love and forgiveness.