LENT Bible Plan – Day 43

Day 43 – Mark 14:1–9
by Annie Kirk

Am I the only one who gets why the disciples are so annoyed by this woman? I mean, what she did was extremely wasteful! Yet, Jesus doesn’t seem to mind. In fact, he encourages her and defends her to the disciples. So why are the disciples annoyed? Was it because they were concerned about the poor, like they said? Or was it because it becomes painfully obvious they are not prepared to make the same sacrifice as the woman? This perfume might have been her insurance for harder times, or her retirement fund. But because of her (non-romantic) love for Jesus she was prepared to ”waste” it all. Would the disciples have done the same? And more importantly, would you?