Christ’s Anointing at Bethany, Our Anointing in Baptism

Photo credit: Christ in the House of Martha and Mary by Johannes (Jan) Vermeer

Photo credit: Christ in the House of Martha and Mary by Johannes (Jan) Vermeer

Six days before Passover Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. They gave a dinner for him there, and Martha served, while Lazarus was one of those reclining at table with him. Mary took a liter of costly perfumed oil made from genuine aromatic nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair; the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.

John 12:1-3

Reflection Question: The word “Christ” means “anointed one.” Anointed ourselves in Baptism, we are meant to become Christ ourselves. How is Christ recognizable in my life?

Tags: , , ,

Comments are closed.