The “Aroma” of Christ

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26 March 2018

Monday of Holy Week. The Gospel is from John. It proclaims the betrayal of Jesus by Judas. He was chosen by Jesus, but chose money instead. Pathetic. Tragic. 

Mary, on the other hand, anoints the body of Jesus with perfumed ointment.

I wonder. When Mary took the body of Jesus down from the Cross, was there a scent of that beautiful anointment on his broken body?

I wonder. When Jesus rose from the dead, was Mary’s curiosity aroused by the “aroma” of Jesus’ glorified, resurrected body?

She knew him. She loved him. She anointed him.

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