v3-5 Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, “Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages
v7-8 Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. You will always have the poor among you,but you will not always have me
When Mary was in Jesus' presence, she gave him the absolute best of what she had. Something that was meant for Jesus' funeral was lavished on him when she was overjoyed to be in His presence at that moment.
I heard Joel Osteen say that he wanted to be able to enjoy flowers now, not to wait until his funeral when he's in a coffin. At the same token a eulogy is where people praise with nice things about someone that has passed. What a shame that they don't get to hear it when alive.
Let's try to give the best to each other in the here and now. We can either be a Mary and acknowledge those we love or be a Judas and chastise, find fault and criticize. I do far too much of the latter. That is why (like Mary) I need to try to be in Jesus' presence.