From the Jan/Feb, 2013 issue of Touchstone
The Reader of Hearts by Patrick Henry Reardon

AS IT IS WRITTEN by Patrick Henry Reardon

The Reader of Hearts

Two narratives in the Gospel of St. Luke share a number of resemblances that should prompt a careful reader to compare them: the account of the paralytic lowered from the roof (Luke 5:17–26) and the story of the woman who washes the feet of Jesus with her tears (7:36–50).

Each story begins with Jesus seated in a house among a group of people. He is teaching in the first scene, and in the second he is eating in the home of a Pharisee named Simon.

Then, into each scene another individual is introduced: the paralytic lowered through the roof, and the woman who enters carrying "an alabaster f . . .


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