Apr 25 2013
Jesus was kissed by a sinful woman in a room full of Pharisees. It could have gone down as anyone’s most embarrassing moment. A Pharisee called Simon had invited him to a dinner. The other guests were likely to have been men of the Pharisee community. They were probably there to see Jesus up close to give him a yes or no vote. This was a lion’s den. That’s when it happened.
We don’t know how this notorious woman got in; perhaps she knew a servant and asked if she could take something to Jesus. What we do know is that she wanted forgiveness and somehow knew Jesus was the person to go to.
Poor dear, she did everything wrong; at least as far as the Pharisees were concerned. She gate-crashed a religious dinner and then gets physical with the guest of honour! Well how else do we describe it? I mean, she kissed his feet and wiped them with her hair! And every rabbi present saw it. Fortunately Jesus saw more, he saw her heart. More