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BIBLE PASSAGE — Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was about to betray him), said, “Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor?” (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.) Jesus said, “Leave her alone. She bought it so that she might keep it for the day of my burial. You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.” When the great crowd of the 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. So the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death as well, since it was on account of him that many of the Jews were deserting and were believing in Jesus. — Fifth Sunday in Lent, Series C

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  1. John — 3802 days ago #

    I’ve noticed over the years that our Lord does directly intervene with the Holy Spirit in this era of Grace. I’ve also noticed He also uses other people as His agents (witness Luther).

    I’m not Roman in my understanding of Mary the mother of Jesus, but I rather suspect she may well be a major source for the Synoptic Gospels.

    As to Mary and Martha in this story, I rather suspect they (along with Mary the Mom) connected the dots about the Christ far sooner than some of the apostles, and took much less convincing on Easter morn than us guys.

    The second highpoint of the Church year approaches with the Passion and the Resurrection. I pray it hones all our faiths in Him.

  2. James Wetzstein — 3801 days ago #

    See!
    And they say that people who read comics aren’t thoughtful… bah!!

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