LENT – A SEASON OF SEEKING
The Prosperity Roadblock
Miraculously, Lazarus is now fully alive and well, and ‘reclining at the dinner table’. And Mary, overcome with gratefulness, takes a pint of pure nard and pours it on Jesus feet, wiping his feet with her hair. Mary’s action was an act of love, a gift. But not just any gift, rather a lavish gift given freely and without reservation. Mary demonstrated her love by freely giving of her financial resources without caring about her reputation or the criticism she would receive from such a gift. But how does stewardship merge with wisdom when we reflect on both Mary’s actions and the boisterous Palm Sunday crowds?