Did you know when those of the Jewish faith celebrate Rosh HaShanah in the latter weeks of September, many make it a point to include pomegranates with their feasts? Their tradition portrays the pomegranate as a symbol of righteousness. In the New Testament book of Luke there is the story of an event that happened in the early days of Jesus’ ministry. A woman of the street entered, uninvited, into a house where Jesus was a dinner guest. Kneeling at his feet, she anointed them. With her tears, she dampened them. With her hair, she dried them. With her lips, she continually kissed them. When the host, a Pharisee, challenged Jesus for allowing this, he responded with the teaching of the “Unforgiving Debtor.” When he had finished his teaching he asked, “Do you see this woman?” He then went on to declare, “Her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little loves little” (Luke 7:41-48). Apparently, according to these words of Jesus, true righteousness comes and is evidenced by a completely changed heart.