In the interest of increasing my knowledge (cause as most of y'all know, I'm fond of saying that I'm nearly as smart as I'd like to think I am).... I've been told that, in Luke 7:43, Jesus praised a man for judging rightly. I believe this is in error, and that when taken in context, Jesus--if anything--was being somewhat sarcastic. It is my belief, based on the context of the entire passage (verses 36-50), that Jesus was pointing out to Simon the Pharisee that he had judged (to condemnation) the woman who washed Jesus' feet. I see this in verses 44-47, where Jesus says you gave me no water for my feet, but she washed me with her tears; you gave me no kiss, but she hasn't stopped kissing my feet; you didn't anoint my head with oil, but she anointed my feet. And He tops it off with she was forgiven much and loves much, but to whom little is forgiven--meaning Simon--the same loveth little. In my limited understanding, Jesus did NOT praise Simon for "judging rightly," but particularly picked out the word for "judging" to point out that Simon had incorrectly judged in the first place. That's where I see the sarcasm. Please tell me where I'm off track.