Arouse yourself to live.

Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them  with her hair.  Jesus said, “She bought it so that she might keep it for the day of my burial.”
John 12. 3,7

Welcome her gift,
     the deep desire
           that in this time
you do what is in you to do.

Let her touch you
     so closely,
          arouse you to live 
while you can.

by Steve Garness Holmes

There are moments in our living when we are able to see clearly what lies ahead.  Sometimes it is death.  What moments such a these have informed your life and choices as you spend time with those you “love the most”?

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