She was known around the city as a sinner. Simon, the highminded Pharisee who had invited Jesus to a banquet at his house, was shocked that the Master allowed her to come near him as he ate—to wash his feet with her teardrops, dry them with her long hair, kiss them, and then tenderly pour expensive perfumed ointment over them.
Log in to read this article
Not a subscriber to JSH-Online? Subscribe today and receive online access to The Christian Science Journal, Sentinel, and Herald including digital editions of the print periodicals, Web original articles, blogs, and podcasts, over 30,000 minutes of Sentinel Radio and audio chats, searchable archive going back to 1883! Learn More.