Thu - 18.09.14

Monday 2nd April, 2012
Monday in Holy Week. Isaiah 42:1-7. The Lord is my light and my salvation— Ps 26(27):1-3, 13-14. John 12:1-11 [St Frances of Paola].

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‘You will not always have me.’

The anointing of Jesus at Bethany indicates the decision each one of us must make concerning God’s offer of salvation.

Why did Mary ‘waste’ this perfume on Jesus rather than keep it for herself, or better still, sell it and give the money to the poor? She must have come to understand deep within her heart the truth of Jesus that he is the image of the invisible God, the first born of all creatures; that all was created through him and for him. Out of this knowledge grew her desire to give everything back to God, the giver of all good things. Nothing, as far as Mary was concerned, was worth more than Jesus.

Holy Spirit, during this Holy Week open our eyes and hearts to see the truth of who Jesus is. Give us the desire to waste our lives on him.



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