April 8

Read: John 12:1-8

In this passage, there is good news because in your life you always have to remember that Jesus is above all and we live every day for him. Just like Mary in this passage where she realizes that this is her god and taking care of him and being there for him is what she feels in her heart is right. Especially after Jesus rose her brother from the dead that really proved to her that this was who she had to put above everything. This is also not saying that taking care of your family or taking care of yourself is not important because it is, but this passage is telling us that it is right to be like Mary and to want to be like Mary, our goal should be to be like Mary because she loved Jesus, and it was not a waste to pour expensive perfume on whom she loved.

Another topic that I think is important is when one of Jesus disciples who later turns on Jesus asks why the perfume was not sold and the money given to the poor. The only reason he asked, this is because he was a thief and keeper of the money bag and he would steal money, and this really reminds me of a lot of the things that are going on in this country, especially in politics where many politicians don’t care about what can affect people and will only care of how they can earn more money or they will do something that they say will benefit the people and let them keep more of their money when in reality they will be keeping more of the money than anyone else.

Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

-Marialy Lopez, La Iglesia Episcopal de la Resurrección

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