Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Reflection: Luke 7:31-35
Wednesday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time – Luke 7:31-35
Today’s Gospel is a story that we all are familiar with. It is the story of the “sinful” woman who interrupted Jesus’ meal and began to bathe his feet. What a spectacle that must have been! It is no wonder that all the people around the table were talking about it, wondering how Jesus would handle it. How dare this “sinful” woman interrupt their meal!
Yet Jesus seems to take it in stride. He simply lets the scene unfold. Her actions and the tender care she took in bathing his feet must have touched him deeply. Her care said more than any words could have expressed. Jesus “heard” her unspoken thoughts and he loved her! At times, we also come to Jesus needing his care, his touch, his forgiveness! Can we trust that Jesus looks at us with the same love he showed this woman? I hope so!