Contributed by Jelle Horjus on Nov 1, 2005
While reading this story we are all focused on what the woman does. It is Simon however on whom I would like to put the spotlight: the reality is that we are like the Pharisee, and not like the woman!
Simon, the Self-righteous Pharisee
- sermon on Luke 7: 36-50 -
The sinful woman. That is the name the translators of our translation gave to this paragraph in Luke’s gospel. Another title would have been more appropriate however. Maybe something like ‘Simon, the proud Pharisee.’ For the