Living Eucharist

Woman anointing feet of JesusThe Gospel Reading on Sunday presents us with a reflection on what is to be admired and een as virtue. And it is love: love born of being loved and, often enough, love learnt by a sinner forgiven of sin.

One of the Pharisees invited Jesus to a meal. When he arrived at the Pharisee’s house and took his place at table, a woman came in, who had a bad name in the town. She had heard he was dining with the Pharisee and had brought with her an alabaster jar of ointment. She waited behind him at his feet, weeping, and her tears fell on his feet, and she wiped them away with her hair; then she covered his feet with kisses and anointed them with the ointment.

When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, ‘If this man were a prophet, he would…

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