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Posts Tagged ‘woman and the pharisee’

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Reflection Question 8: Simon the Pharisee and the Woman who was regarded as a ‘sinner’ in the town are both struggling with who is ‘acceptable to God’. The Pharisee thought only people keeping all the rules and laws were satisfying the ‘purity’ code of being ‘clean’ and therefore ‘right’ with God. Simon is horrified that Jesus allows a sinful woman to ‘touch’ him and thereby make him ‘unclean’. What is Simon’s deep theological problem?