Six days before Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, home of Lazarus, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2 Lazarus and his sisters hosted a dinner for him. Martha served and Lazarus was among those who joined him at the table. 3 Then Mary took an extraordinary amount, almost three-quarters of a pound, of very expensive perfume made of pure nard. She anointed Jesus’ feet with it, then wiped his feet dry with her hair. The house was filled with the aroma of the perfume. 4 Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was about to betray him), complained, 5 “This perfume was worth a year’s wages! Why wasn’t it sold and the money given to the poor?” (6 He said this not because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief. He carried the money bag and would take what was in it.) 7 Then Jesus said, “Leave her alone. This perfume was to be used in preparation for my burial, and this is how she has used it. 8 You will always have the poor among you, but you won’t always have me.” 9 Many Jews learned that he was there. They came not only because of Jesus but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 10 The chief priests decided that they would kill Lazarus too. 11 It was because of Lazarus that many of the Jews had deserted them and come to believe in Jesus. (John 12:1-11, CEB)
Why did Mary use the nard on Jesus’ feet? It was expensive and not something you would just have around. So what did Mary know?
When we don’t understand things we want to just looking over it and not allowing it to become part of who we are. There will always be poor, what does that mean? That we don’t need to interact with or help the poor? No we should always lift up the lowly and speak on behalf of those who don’t have a voice. We need to always be proclaiming the love of God to all.
And sometimes we think others are up to things they may not be up to, and it really isn’t our place to judge others based solely on what our thoughts of them are.
We need to love as Jesus did, and give life to everyone.
Love People, Love God.