Sunday, December 10, 2023

Mary, Lazarus' sister, anoints Jesus' feet in Bethany

Mary, Lazarus' sister, anoints Jesus' feet in Bethany
Pili Piñero
Monday of Holy Week
Gospel text
Jn 12:1-11
Six days before Passover Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. They gave a dinner for him there (...). Mary took a liter of costly perfumed oil made from genuine aromatic nard and anointed the feet of Jesus...
Gospel's Commentary
Today the Gospel begins the Easter countdown. Mary, Lazarus’ sister, pours a very expensive perfume - hundreds of dollars - on Jesus. Some criticize her, but Jesus defends her by saying that she is anticipating His burial. Jesus knows what He is doing and where He is going! — What perfume do I have ready to correspond to his Passion?

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