Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Holy Week Wednesday

There are many good books about Easter, check out to find one that's good for you. We decided on 'J is for Jesus' as it combines the story of Easter with learning the alphabet which is an appropriate stage for Lucy. By the way she doesn't call her alphabet her "abc's", she calls it her "cdd's"! Over the last two days we have looked at Jesus clearing the temple and Mary annointing Jesus.

John 12 - Anointing His Feet

Six days before Passover, Jesus entered Bethany where Lazarus, so recently raised from the dead, was living. Lazarus and his sisters invited Jesus to dinner at their home. Martha served. Lazarus was one of those sitting at the table with them. Mary came in with a jar of very expensive aromatic oils, anointed and massaged Jesus' feet, and then wiped them with her hair. The fragrance of the oils filled the house. Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples, even then getting ready to betray him, said, "Why wasn't this oil sold and the money given to the poor? It would have easily brought three hundred silver pieces." He said this not because he cared two cents about the poor but because he was a thief. He was in charge of their common funds, but also embezzled them. Jesus said, "Let her alone. She's anticipating and honoring the day of my burial. You always have the poor with you. You don't always have me."

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