Speaker: Josh MacAvoy - Have you ever been in a social setting where someone, maybe it was you, did something incredibly awkward, embarrassing, and sadly memorable? Our parable for this week is at the center of one of those awkward social encounters. In the middle of a dinner party an obvious and well-known sinner begins to make a scene. People begin to wonder. Doesn’t she understand this is not the place? What is she doing? Why isn’t Jesus stopping her? As these questions are thought and whispered, Jesus teaches through a parable. And through it all, we find that the dinner guests didn’t understand this woman’s actions because they didn’t understand key elements of forgiveness. But it is not just the dinner guests of that particular party that don’t understand forgiveness, we too struggle to understand key elements of forgiveness. By including this parable in the Gospel of Luke, God is teaching what we need to understand about forgiveness. Read Luke 7:36-50 to understand the story and prepare for our time together this Sunday.