“Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.”
King James Version (KJV)
7:43 Which of them will love him most? - Neither of them will love him at all, before he has forgiven them. An insolvent debtor, till he is forgiven, does not love, but fly his creditor.
Lu 7:43 To whom he forgave most. Forgiveness is the only hope of sinners. There is a peculiar gratitude which the restored wanderer realizes, to which the one who has grown up in rectitude must be a stranger. Both may love with all the heart, yet their love will not possess precisely the same characteristics.