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MONDAY OF HOLY WEEK

John 12 presents a scenario that happened just before our Lord’s triumphant entrance into Jerusalem, which we commemorated on Palm Sunday. Notice the attitude of Judas and our Lord’s reference to his burial giving us lead on what will happen in the next few days. Also, contrast the hospitality of Mary anointing Jesus with a costly oil whose fragrance filled the house and Judas’ reaction/response/complaint towards Mary’s actions about spending too much money. Jesus replied, leave her alone. Hospitality, being the number one virtue of a religious person, fills the house with the soothing fragrance. Mary’s generosity and love and Judas' objection about spending too much money where it could have been given to the poor wasn’t really his motivation. The anointing takes us to Jesus' impending death and burial. Today, Lazarus, whom Jesus raised back to life on the Fifth Sunday of Lent came back again letting us know Jesus’ association with the restored life with God. He sat, spent a great deal of time and shared meals with them. 

We have entered into Holy Week. I hope that through the church’s liturgy celebrated virtually/digitally, we will religiously observe the mysteries of salvation, the story of our faith with great intensity and enthusiasm. Amen.