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One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and took his place at the table. And a woman in the city, who was a sinner, having learned that he was eating in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster jar of ointment. She stood behind him at his feet, weeping, and began to bathe his feet with her tears and to dry them with her hair. Then she continued kissing his feet and anointing them with the ointment.

Luke 7:36-38 NRSV

Luke 7:36-8:3

Luke 7:36-8:3

Touch of Love

A "sinful" woman forgiven

Story Sponsored by Gail Losch

Audio Telling (Told by Shelley Gnade and Mary-beth Howard)

Story in Episodes

Audio Commentary

Written Commentary

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