Luk 7:36 Then one of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him. And He went to the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to eat.
In order for the story of the woman with an alabster box to formulate, we must have a starting point. According to Matthew and Mark, they were all in the Bethany in the house of Simon the leper. Probably, he was one miraculously cleansed from his leprosy by our Lord Jesus. He expressed his gratitude to Christ by inviting him to his house. Luke does not give us the man’s name but says that he was a Pharisee. Matthew and Mark were encouraged to see Jesus spending time with the sick and healing them. As for Luke, he was touched by the fact that Jesus was in the house of a Pharisee, the people who opposed Jesus. John on the other hand mentions Lazarus that had been raised from the dead by Jesus. Here was the sight of Jesus sitting with all sought of people at the table for Passover. Four gospels have the same first accounts but different beginnings.
What is our take away? Jesus is mindful of us and wants to spend time with us. He is never too busy for us. He is not intimidated by our scars and won’t care what people think. Notice that He nevers asks permission from anyone as to who to visit or be around. Heb 7:25-26, “25 Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. 26 For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens;”