throughout the Gospel it is highlighted by the evangelist through Jesus' teachings that a crucial part of discipleship is an ability to humble ones self before others and God. This is depicted in the passage of the pharisee and the tax collector (18:9-14) where the tax collector 'beats' his breast often an action performed by a woman at a funeral. Jesus also teaches in the vignette Jesus at the pharisees house 14:1-14 the necessity of sitting at the bottom of the table so that you may be exalted. In the honour shame society of First century palestine, which reflects the social environment of the Lukan community, this concept of humbling ones self before others and god challenges social mores and deeply intrenched society values (Tannehill). In the passage of the Sinful Woman forgiven (7:36-56), the sinful woman washes Jesus with her tears and dries him with her hair. By humbling herself in such a way the woman is able to meet this expectation of discipleship and despite her lower social class will be welcomed with open arms into the Kingdom unlike the pharisee present in the conflict story, who simply believes that if Jesus truly was the 'Son of Man' (5:24, 9:26, 18:8, 22:22, 24:48) he would see that she is a sinner and continue to ostracise her based on her position within the social hierarchy.