Read: Matthew 26:6–13 and John 12:1–8
Look at the focal verse: “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. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume” (John 12:3 NIV).
Reflect: When we throw parties for those we love, we put thought into whom we’ll invite and what we’ll serve. We know how we want our guests to feel, and we often make extravagant plans so that the honoree receives the recognition he or she deserves.