The risen Christ does not rebuke Mary for her error. He seems rather to enjoy the occasion of her surprise.
Isaiah 50:4–9a; Philippians 2:5–11; Mark 14:1–15:47
The gospel reading this week tells the poignant story of the nameless woman's anointing of Jesus at the house of Simon the Leper.
Jeremiah 31:31–34, Hebrews 5:5–10, John 12:20–33
It's Thursday afternoon or later, and Sunday is coming. For a pastor, the push is on to compose a sermon with application that's relevant to its hearers, along with compelling stories that illumine the connection to daily life. I do n