Thursday 20 September 2018

About Today Readings

Paul Chong Ha-Sang and Companions.

1 Corinthians 15:1-11. Psalm 117(118):1-2, 15-17, 28. Luke 7:36-50.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good—Psalm 117(118):1-2, 15-17, 28.

‘She has shown great love …’

The woman approaches Jesus without making eye contact. Her attention is on his feet and the reverent and tender care she brings to washing them with her tears, wiping them with her hair and anointing them with ointment. She has little but the ointment from the alabaster jar and kisses and tears from her own self to give in an act of sorrowful love.

She is repentant and seeks love and forgiveness. Jesus is moved by her great love and faithfulness, by her simple yet profound act. He forgives her. She leaves in peace.

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