From the Pastor's Desk
Rev. Christopher Serufusa
3 Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard. It was an expensive perfume. She poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the sweet smell of perfume. John 12:3
Mary generously poured the expensive ointment on the feet of Jesus. She knelt on her knees wiping the feet of Jesus with her hair. Can you be bold enough to do such an act? This is spectacular.
The cost of the extravagant pour of the perfume did not worry her. She was authentic in her bold faith to honor her Lord, Jesus Christ. Mary’s great love for Jesus demands that we be generous with our resources, time, gifts, and talents.
When you follow Jesus long enough, you learn to give in an extravagant manner. You learn how Jesus gave himself for his friends, even his death on the cross to secure eternal life for all people. Mary surely possessed a fragrance of faith in Jesus.
May the saints offer such a fragrance of love without a worry about our time and resources. May we develop a bold faith for Jesus all the time.