Sunday, July 05, 2009

Until yesterday

Jesus Anointed by a Sinful Woman
36 One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to have dinner with him, so Jesus went to his home and sat down to eat. *37 When a certain immoral woman from that city heard he was eating there, she brought a beautiful alabaster jar filled with expensive perfume. 38 Then she knelt behind him at his feet, weeping. Her tears fell on his feet, and she wiped them off with her hair. Then she kept kissing his feet and putting perfume on them.

Until yesterday, I did not understand the deeper meaning of this event in Luke.
I never realized how dirty Jesus' might have been, How many tears she would have shed to clean them, How moved she must have been to have been there at that place, at that moment. And how the perfume would have changed the complete aroma in the room with the Pharisees.

49 The men at the table said among themselves, "Who is this man, that he goes around forgiving sins?" 50 And Jesus said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace


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