September 16, 2010
Jesus was invited to Pharisee’s home for a dinner. He was a guest. And nobody said anything, yet everyone noticed that He was a special guest; one who was not handed water to wash his feet, who was not greeted with a kiss, on whom the oil was not poured in a welcoming gesture. It seems that nobody noticed, yet everyone could see that Jesus was unheeded, treated with contempt, and not honored.
The sinner restores Jesus’ dignity. She pours her tears on his feet; she anoints them with the oil and kisses them. That’s why – Jesus says – her sins are forgiven, because she got to love so much. And love ennobles.