But I say, walk by the Spirit, and do not gratify the desires of the flesh.
 For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh; for these are opposed to each other, to prevent you from doing what you would.
 But if you are led by the Spirit you are not under the law.
 Now the works of the flesh are plain: fornication, impurity, licentiousness,
 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger, selfishness, dissension, party spirit,
 envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
 gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law.
 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
 If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.
 Let us have no self-conceit, no provoking of one another, no envy of one another.
 One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house, and took his place at table.
 And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment,
 and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner.”
 And Jesus answering said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he answered, “What is it, Teacher?”
 “A certain creditor had two debtors; one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
 When they could not pay, he forgave them both. Now which of them will love him more?”
 Simon answered, “The one, I suppose, to whom he forgave more.” And he said to him, “You have judged rightly.”
 Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house, you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.
 You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet.
 You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment.
 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little.”
 And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”
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