Webteam: April 2017
Thursday April 6th Mathew 26 : 11-13
You will always have poor people with you, but you will not always have me. What she did was to pour this perfume on my body to get me ready for burial. Now I assure you that, wherever this gospel is preached all over the world, what she has done will be told in memory of her.
In the days leading up to his death, Jesus was visiting Simon in Bethany. Simon had a terrible skin disease. From Bethany, a lady carried a jar of expensive perfume; she poured this on Jesus' body. The disciples were horrified at the waste and mentioned it to Jesus. After all the time that the disciples had been with Jesus, his role on earth was not apparent to them!
This anonymous woman performed an overflowing act of love and generosity. And for this Jesus commended her. As he foretold, her gratuitous act is still remembered today. A few days later, Jesus himself performed a similar act of generous love, by dying on the cross fo us. In response, we should be overflowing in our care for the poor.
Lord, as we go along life's journey, we should uplift the poor and unloved, and comfort those who have no where to lay their head. Help us to be generous as you are generous, and to keep your cross ever before our eyes.
Val Oliver Bedale and District
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