Read John 12:1-8
12 Six days before the Passover, Jesus went to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, the man he had raised from death. 2They prepared a dinner for him there, which Martha helped to serve; Lazarus was one of those who were sitting at the table with Jesus. 3Then Mary took half a litre of a very expensive perfume made of pure nard, poured it on Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The sweet smell of the perfume filled the whole house. 4One of Jesus’ disciples, Judas Iscariot—the one who was going to betray him—said, 5“Why wasn’t this perfume sold for three hundred silver coinsz and the money given to the poor?” 6He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief. He carried the money bag and would help himself from it.
7 But Jesus said, “Leave her alone! Let her keep what she has for the day of my burial. 8You will always have poor people with you, but you will not always have me.”
Judas is an interesting character. He doesn't see the beauty of Mary's sacrifice - all he sees is money; and sadly he has a problem with stealing too. Jesus knows Judas' heart - but he keeps him as a disciple. Maybe Jesus never gives up hoping that Judas would see.
Lord, sometimes I'm like Judas. Only noticing what is wrong with what everyone else does but seldom seeing my own sin. Open my eyes. Save me I pray.
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