In some liturgical Christian traditions, today is the day the church remembers and honors Mary anointing the feet of Jesus with expensive and rare perfume.
It was a beautiful act of great sacrifice as the perfume would ordinarily be a family treasure broken and used only at death for anointing a beloved body.
It’s also an expression of deep sorrow because somehow Mary knew.
So she poured out her precious gift on the One Who loves her most.
Tears are my sacrifice.
Holy Week Reflections: Sorrow Lifted as Sacrifice
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I am learning to lament. I was always known for joy. A deep, bubbling laughing soul. I always loved the celebration of the empty tomb…but I never knew how to mourn. Or experienced grief.
I now understand.
Someday, I’ll experience a depth of joy not possible without the lament.
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