Saturday, March 5, 2011

March 5 - John 12

There is something nice about reading of Palm Sunday just before we enter the holy season of Lent.

In John 12:3-8, Mary anoints Jesus with expens...Image by Wonderlane via Flickr
Christ's rebuke of Judas intrigues me.  How many times did He give Judas opportunities to change course?  The Lord knew he helped himself to the money, and gives him a chance to repent of it not by addressing the sin that was not known publicly, but by what was heard publicly - though not recognized as sin.  It sounds great to criticize what is considered a waste of money - but Jesus says the anointing was a thing of beauty.  There is quite a bit of food for thought in this short scene.  How many times has the Lord tried to teach us of beauty and the poor, as well as tried indirectly rebuking us - yet we continued on our way?  Hosanna.

I don't know if I'll get another post in before Lent, so I encourage you to consider finishing the book of Job, since there's only one extra day of reading.  Perhaps on Tuesday evening?
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