Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Luke 7:36 - 8:3: The Lectionary Gospel Lesson for June 13, 2010

This is my own translation of the lectionary gospel lesson for Sunday. Please make any comments concerning the passage you want. Together, let's discuss the Word of God:


36And one of the Pharisees asked him so that he might eat with [Jesus]. And when he went into the house of the Pharisee, he reclined [at the table]. 37And behold there was a woman in the city who was a sinner, and when she came to know that he was at table in the house of the Pharisee, she brought a jar of perfumed ointment, 38and she stood at his feet, and she was weeping. With tears, she began to wet his feet, and with the hair of her head, she wiped them dry. And she began to cover with kisses his feet and began to anoint them with the perfumed ointment. 39When the Pharisee who’d invited him saw, he said to himself, saying, “If he were a prophet, then he’d know what kind of woman was touching him, that she is a sinner.” 40And Jesus answered and said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he said, “Teacher, speak.” 41There were two people who owed a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii but the other fifty. 42When they were not in the position to repay, he granted favor to both. Now, who would love him more?” 43Simon answered and said, “I suppose that the one to whom he favored the most.” And [Jesus] said to him, “Correctly you judged.” 44And after he turned to the woman, [Jesus] said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? When I entered your house, water for my feet, you didn’t give. But her, with tears, she wet my feet and with her hair, she wiped them dry. 45Kisses you didn’t give me. But her, from the time I entered, she hasn’t stopped covering with kisses my feet. 46With olive oil my head you didn’t anoint. But her, with perfumed ointment, she anointed my feet. 47For this reason, I say to you, her many sins have been forgiven, because she has loved much. But he who is forgiven little, little he loves.” 48And [Jesus] said to her, “Forgiven are your sins.” 49And those who were gathered began to say among themselves, “Who is he who even forgives sins?” 50And he said to the woman, “Your trust has saved you. Go in peace.”

1And it happened, shortly after, he made his way through cities and villages, preaching and bringing the good news of the Kingdom of God, and the Twelve were with him 2and certain women who’d been cured of evil spirits and illnesses: Mary, who is called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, 3and Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna and many others, who ministered to him from their resources.

1 comment:

  1. Poor Jesus! He just can't get it right. First he eats with sinners. Then he lets a woman of questionable reputation touch him and yet worse waste expensive ointment on his feet. Then he allows some women to follow his band of disciples. Why can't he do the right thing? Why can't he associate with the powerful and polite society? Doesn't he know that a woman's place is in the house (and the Senate). :-) O Jesus! What liberal seminary did you attend?