Your Image of God
I was asked once to pray with a woman at the altar rail. She asked me to help her. She desperately wanted to have a faith in a God of grace, and yet, she believed God was always angry with her for what she was doing wrong. Is that your image of God?
I was teaching a class once about grace, and one of the students told me that a person like the one who anointed Jesus in the Luke scripture we read today, had sinned against God and would never be forgiven. Is that your image of God?
Someone else in the same class told me that she was certain God loved the members of the class more than he loved a murderer serving time in prison. Is that your image of God?
God is calling all of us today to a realization of how much we are in need to God. The creator of the universe is desperately working in our world to make us aware how much we have been forgiven, and how much we are loved. Once that becomes our image of God, then we will love.