Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2 Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. 3 Then Mary took about a pint[a] of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
Mary’s act of worship was a blessing to Jesus. She took a risk to show this love and she loved large and extravagantly (expensive perfume, crossed female/male boundaries).
Can we take a risk to love people around us?
Jesus said: “what this woman has done will also be spoken of in memory of her” ..and the house was filled with the fragrance of her perfume…
Will we be remembered for our love?
How are you loving the people around you with extravagant love?
(Matthew 25:34-40 talks about loving the least is the same as loving him)
Choose something scented to bring into your room (a candle, diffuser, perfume). Take time in silence breathing in the scent and asking God to remind you of someone. After the silence, share with each other the person or people that were brought to your mind. Pray for them and think of ways you can reach out in acts of love. Be creative in this time of social distancing.