From a few years ago. The readings were different this year, but the message is still so important for each of us.
Originally posted on Witnesses to Hope:
Following up on yesterday’s gospel which is one of my very favorite readings: I did a study once on all the New Testament scriptures that talk about women at the feet of Jesus. I usually meditate on various of them this time of year because most of them occurred near and at the time of the Lord’s Passion (like yesterday’s reading). Luke 7 recounts a story similar to yesterday’s Gospel, but in a different context, and in it, it is said that the woman “covered his feet with kisses” (Lk 7:38). Jesus himself remarks on this to Simon (at whose house he was) and actually upbraids him for not welcoming Him in the same fashion. “You did not give me a kiss . . . ” Let not the same be said of us. Let us then not hold back our kisses for His sacred feet. Mother Teresa once said…
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