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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: March 25, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Mary-precious-perfume

How many of us are ready to receive Jesus today? Ready to be of service to Him? To be of service for Him? In our homes? In our Office? In our School? In our Church? In our hearts?

How many of us, offer physical and spiritual gifts freely to God? How many of us would not think of the cost? Would give all we had? Would give from our dearest treasures and possessions? To give from our heart? How many anoint Him our King! Our Priest? Our Lord and God? By our reverence? By our demeanour? By our dress? By our thoughts? By our words? By our actions?

Today Lord, I offer freely of myself. I offer you my Love and my heart, my all! I offer them to you Lord, through my thoughts, my words and in my service to others this day. Let me anoint your feet this day Lord as did Mary. Amen

GOSPEL John 12:1–11

Six days before Passover Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. They gave a dinner for him there, and Martha served, while Lazarus was one of those reclining at table with him. Mary took a liter of costly perfumed oil made from genuine aromatic nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair; the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil. Then Judas the Iscariot, one of his disciples, and the one who would betray him, said, “Why was this oil not sold for three hundred days’ wages and given to the poor?” He said this not because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief and held the money bag and used to steal the contributions. So Jesus said, “Leave her alone. Let her keep this for the day of my burial. You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.”

The large crowd of the Jews found out that he was there and came, not only because of him, but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. And the chief priests plotted to kill Lazarus too, because many of the Jews were turning away and believing in Jesus because of him.