We are blessed to be loved by an incredible God.
“Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.” John 12:3
In today’s gospel, we hear the story of Mary Magdalene pouring out a costly ointment to anoint the feet of Christ. Not only does this story remind me of the way that Christ asks us to love him, but it also reminds me of the way he loves us. God loves us totally and completely, without calculation of the cost. There is nothing that can keep him from loving us. If you haven’t watched this video before (or even if you have) stop and watch it now:
He loves you because he loves you because he loves you because that is what he is like.
As we enter into holy week, this is the perfect time to reflect on Jesus’ love for us. This week recounts for us the greatest love story that has ever existed. This week is the story of a God who loved us so much that he sacrificed his divinity to come and suffer on earth for our salvation. It doesn’t get any loving than that. We, as humans, aren’t even capable of that kind of love. We can sacrifice our lives, but we can’t give up our divinity for anyone else.
His love comes to set you free.
This post was inspired by the words and video from a previous post, so if you haven’t read it, you should: