Jer 7:1 – 8:3. Matt 26:1-13
The woman who anoints Jesus is unknown, but remembered. Remembered for what she did. A symbolic and real recognition that Jesus is King, she gives a very public demonstration. It is a costly act for her, both financially and in the eyes of those indignant disciples who judge her. Whilst loving the poor is important, recognizing who Jesus is , and loving, valuing Him is most important. Jesus affirms the woman in this with his words, and points out that the way of His kingship and rule will be through death.
Jesus pours out His life, the most costly sacrifice, for us, in love. May our hearts respond, in kind to Him.