Jesus eats with "unclean" people - 4-1-23
What could have possibly driven this woman to anoint Jesus?
Do you believe she recognized Jesus as the Messiah?
Jesus was staying with a leper, a person “unclean” by societal standards of that time.
How does that speak to you as we see the “unclean” by today’s societal standards?
**3 **And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he was reclining at table, a woman came with an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and she broke the flask and poured it over his head. **4 **There were some who said to themselves indignantly, “Why was the ointment wasted like that? **5 **For this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor.” And they scolded her. **6 **But Jesus said, “Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful thing to me. **7 **For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want, you can do good for them. But you will not always have me. **8 **She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for burial. **9 **And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her.”
Mark 14:3-9 ESV