Sunday, June 12, 2016

Another though on the Gospel for June 12

Masao Takenaka and Ron O’Grady write in The Bible Through Asian Eyes:
Jesus behaved in unorthodox ways for a Jewish man of his day. His attitude of friendship and acceptance of the despised and rejected people in society have made a strong impression on this woman who entered the Pharisee’s home to anoint Jesus’ feet. Knowing how upright citizens denounced prostitutes, she nevertheless had the courage to enter, uninvited, to perform a sacrificial act of love – pouring out expensive ointment upon the feet of Jesus and drying them with her hair, oblivious or uncaring of the disapproval of the other people present.

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