PALM SUNDAY

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD PALM SUNDAY, March 25, 2018 WORD of the DAY  When he was in Bethany reclining at table in the house of Simon the leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of perfumed oil, costly genuine spikenard. She broke the alabaster jar and poured it on his head. There were some who were indignant. “Why has there been this waste of perfumed oil? It could have been sold for more than three hundred days’ wages and the money given to the poor.” They were infuriated with her. (Mark 14: 3-5) How shall I live this Word? Jesus was at the table, guest of Martha and Mary in the house of Simon. His person and his fame were such as to be the object of particular attention as that of the gesture described here.  But now we go back to the Lord; a great fire had entered: great esteem full of pure love on the one hand and on the other side, furious rage of those holders of religious power, blindly envious of that unanimous and convinced listening, of that riveted veneration that Jesus aroused in the people.  Now in Bethany, where there lived...