Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Pastor's Thought for the Day
Monday, August 4, 2014
John 12:1-8, New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 2 There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. 3 Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them[a] with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. 4 But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was about to betray him), said, 5 “Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii[b] 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 kept the common purse and used to steal what was put into it.) 7 Jesus said, “Leave her alone. She bought it[c] so that she might keep it for the day of my burial. 8 You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.”
Twice in the New Testament, Mary is recorded as catching the criticism of others for sitting in adoration at Jesus’ feet. Here she is criticized for not being in mission to the poor. In Luke 10:38-42, her sister Martha criticizes her for not helping her in the kitchen. Both times, Jesus comes to her defense, lifting up the value of her quiet adoration of him. Maybe I should take some time today to just be in quiet adoration of the Lord and sit at his feet. Maybe nothing else is more important.