Jesus showed that He could raise to spiritual life those souls who struggle in the prisons of sin. There was a woman, her past filled with sin, who came to Jesus as He ate in the Pharisee’s house. Though she came meek and lowly, weeping before the Lord, the Pharisee condemned this woman in his heart. Jesus, knowing the Pharisee’s thoughts looked upon the woman and said:
“Simon….seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head. Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet. My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment….Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much…And [Jesus] said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.” (See Luke 7: 36-50.)
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you” (John 14: 27). He who raised His hand over the stormy sea and said, “Peace, be still”(Mark 4: 39), can heal the wounded heart and calm the troubled soul.