You might think it’s an old dusty book with 2,000 year old stories that don't apply to our lives today.
I disagree. The Bible is a living bible, with stories that relate to today, to 5 minutes ago.
Actually for me it was Saturday. My ex-husband came to visit the sunshines (our 3 kids), and brought his girlfriend. We were all sitting on the sidelines of my son’s soccer game pretending that it was normal. It didn’t feel normal. I was so uncomfortable. It felt like everyone was staring and judging, and it was everything in me not to say out-loud what really had happened, and was going through my mind. I kept thinking, not fair! this isn't right! I was having a 2-year-old-style tantrum inside my head.
Then, I was reading in my bible about a woman… who was judged by so many people for her sin, and she just sat down at Jesus’ feet and washed him with her tears.
Jesus said, “Look at this woman kneeling here. When I entered your home, you didn’t offer me water to wash the dust from my feet, but she has washed them with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You didn’t greet me with a kiss, but from the time I first came in, she has not stopped kissing my feet. You neglected the courtesy of olive oil to anoint my head, but she has anointed my feet with rare perfume. I tell you, her sins—and they are many—have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love.” Then Jesus said to the woman, “Your sins are forgiven.” The men at the table said among themselves, “Who is this man, that he goes around forgiving sins?" And Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace." ( Luke 7:44-50 NLT)
Maybe I need to do some more reading...