In an act of great passion, Mary anoints Jesus’ feet with perfumed oil. While Judas criticises it as a lavish waste of money that could have been spent on the poor, Jesus defends it as a prophetic sign of his imminent burial.
This week's resources explore: ways of expressing devotion to Christ; a balance between worship and social action.
Lectionary Bible readings for RCL Lent 5 Year C
Isaiah 43.16-21; Psalm 126; Philippians 3.4b-14; John 12.1-8