Two people owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he forgave the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?
Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt forgiven.”
“You have judged correctly,” Jesus said.
We all owe huge debt, far greater than we even comprehend. It is tempting to minimize how deep a hole we have dug ourselves. When we acknowledge the reality of the extent of our sin, His promise of grace becomes an overwhelming gift of love unlike anything we have ever known.
Debt not just forgiven, but paid in full through the shedding of His own blood.
What wondrous love is this? He makes sure we know how wondrous.
May my eyes see, my ears hear, my heart understand. He prepares me with parable.