JESUS AND THE WOMAN, REVEALING GOD'S MERCY
All human beings are in need of consolation, and that we do not yet pay enough attention to the languages with which our bodies and souls express themselves or to the irreducible uniqueness of the way a story is told; to that part of one s personality that is better expressed in silence and in tears than in words; to the perfume and the gift; to God s welcome as revealed by Jesus and which, above all, is the expression of his unconditional mercy. In this, an edited version of his doctoral dissertation in biblical theology, author José Tolentino Mendonça unpacks the layers of meaning in the story of the sinful woman who inserts herself uninvited into the dinner party at a Pharisee s home. Jesus reaction to her reveals much about his relationship to us and the mercy of God.
Author: Jose Tolentino Mendonca
Publisher: Paulist Press
Publication Date: 2017.10