Have you counted the cost of being a follower of Christ? It will cost you everything…
The dance of the perfumed oil was not the smell of life, but that of death. It was a preparation, a love story, a total consecration. The one whose heart beat for the one whose heart would soon be stopped.
The scene of Mary anointing the feet of Jesus and drying them with her hair is a movement of love. It is an act of worship, a passionate “yes.” The contradiction of the time was that is was in fact a woman, and not a man, who was performing this religious ritual. It was Mary who was preparing Jesus for death.
The subtlety of the movement can be lost if we expect complicated answers. Worship is not an act that is performed for others, it is an act performed for one.
Her movement was intentional, the dowry that was all that she had, the most precious gift.
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