Today’s Readings: Is 42:1-7/Jn 12:1-11
Each time we meet Mary, she is at the feet of Jesus. She is seen sitting beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak. Jesus foresees that whereever the Gospel is proclaimed in the whole world what she has done will be spoken of in memory of her.She is shown wiping the feet of Jesus with her hair. Considering that a woman’s hair is her glory,thenMary is laying her glory as it were at his feet.By this she is saying that the Lord’s glory must prevail. By annointing his feet with costly perfume oil she is saying that nothing is too valuable to give to him He is worthy of everything that she has and is. Her love is generous and extrvagant in quantity, quality and cost. Its expression recognizes no limits and respects few conventions.
When we pray, we carry away something of the fragrance of that moment. How then the fragrance of christ reign in our own life, in our families, in our communities?
Loving Father, give us genuine love that is selfless and generous. Like what Mary did let our love for Jesus grow deeper, pure, simple and without limits. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.