Christ’s Anointing at Bethany, Our Anointing in Baptism
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.
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?