Holy week, the most important and meaningful week of the year for Christians. It is a week of profound renewal. Let us draw close to Christ this as he fulfills the will of the Father.
On Monday of Holy Week we remember how Jesus was enjoying dinner with his friends, in a home just a few miles away from Calvary, the hill upon which he would be crucified. Mary, sister of his best friend Lazarus, took a pound of costly perfume, anointed Jesus’ feet and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.* As Jesus walks into the last week of his life, Mary, the only person to minister to Jesus, anoints him…loves him…blesses him… Perhaps we can open our holy week by giving thanks to God for the depth of his love for us and for the whole world...
How precious is your steadfast love, O Lord!
All people may take refuge in the shadow of your wings…
With you is the fountain of life;
in your light, we see light.**
Grace and peace,
(*John 12: 3; **Psalm 36: 7,9)
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