THE ALABASTRO VASE MUST BE BROKEN!
"And when He was in Bethany, seated at the table, in the house of Simon the leper, a woman came, who was carrying an alabaster vase, with nard ointment, very expensive, and breaking the vase, she poured it over the head."
Mark 14: 3
THOUGHT: Who was the woman who did something crazy at that time ??? First, she was a woman, and in that society they were submissive to men, second, she had a promiscuous life and without thinking she entered the house of religious men, who thought they were more holy than the others. Third, she poured a very expensive perfume, which she bought with sacrifice, adding up every twenty she could get. She could have given it to Jesus as a gift, and left, or spilled some of the content, but she chose to perfume it entirely, to give him the one thing she thought was of value. I wanted to see him wrapped in the perfume that was a precious item for her, something that one should expect for a special occasion to wear. It was a way of showing his love, hope and gratitude. Jesus, unlike the men of the time, did not condemn her for her mistakes, did not feel disrespected by a woman addressing Him, did not look at her with an air of superiority, but was enchanted with his love, with the perfume that flooded that room and was poured on Him, just for Him. The perfume spoke for her, her notes brought her life. We must give God the best that we have, regardless of the judgments, but with the impression that God has of us.
Prayer: Father of love, teach me to adore you with the totality of what I have and am, constantly and regardless of circumstances. May my heart not dwell on pleasing man, but on You! May this be my daily concern. In the name of Jesus I pray you and declare that I love you. Amen.