6 Sun Sep 2009
â€œTo what then will I compare the people of this generation, and what are they like? They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, â€˜We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not weep.â€™ For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, â€˜He has a demonâ€™; the Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, â€˜Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!â€™ Nevertheless, wisdom is vindicated by all her children.â€
One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to eat with him, and he went into the Phariseeâ€™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 Phariseeâ€™s house, brought an alabaster jar of ointment.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.