Thursday, April 17, 2014


"...And she broke the flask and poured it over his 
head. There were some that said to themselves 
indignantly, 'Why was this ointment wasted like 
that? For this ointment could have been sold for
more than 300 denari and given to the poor.' And
they scolded her...Then Judas Iscariat, who was 
one of the twelve, went to the chief priests in
order to betray him to them... And when they
heard it, they were glad and promised to give him 
money." (Mark 14:3-11)

What was going on here? Murmuring, scolding,
betrayal, because a woman took what she owned
and used it the way she desired? Well, Judas kept
the till and he was a thief. All of the disciples
thought that Jesus would set up an earthly
kingdom. Judas was deeply unhappy with Jesus
and had all ready determined in his heart that he
would betray him--for a price.

Speaking of Jesus. What about Jesus? He knows
he is about to die, has shared such with his closest
companions who are offended that a woman has
come into their midst and wasted a valuable vial of
oil. Not one of them saw the gift it was to their

Dearest reader, I have been deeply disappointed
with God at times. It is hard to worship in seasons
of shattered expectations, after all, life is all about
me, right? When I am able to focus on the bigger
picture and Who is at the center of all things, my
perspective shifts from me to Him. Then I wonder.
Would I have been able to face the scorn of the
men in order to minister to my Lord?

Thanksgiving Corner:
greens, browns, reds, yellows spread over
     mountains in early morning.

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