Susan Hylen from Emory University writes about our scripture for Sunday: “The story of Mary’s anointing stands in contrast to the idea of many Christians today that what matters most is belief in Jesus — and by belief we mean conscious, doctrinal understanding of Jesus. Mary’s faithful action is different. John does not tell us what she believes, and it seems beyond human comprehension that she could understand all that will happen to Jesus, and all that her actions evoke. Yet we see her enact a faith that resonates deeply with what we know of Jesus’ kingship and his death.”
Mary uses costly perfume on the feet of Jesus. What are you willing to do in response to your beliefs about Jesus?