The Religionists were seeking a time to kill Jesus.
Religionists always seek to destroy truth.
Mark’s account continues…
While He was in Bethany at the home of Simon the leper, and reclining at the table, there came a woman with an alabaster vial of very costly perfume of pure nard; and she broke the vial and poured it over His head.
But some were indignantly remarking to one another, “Why has this perfume been wasted?
“For this perfume might have been sold for over three hundred denarii, and the money given to the poor.” And they were scolding her.
But Jesus said, “Let her alone; why do you bother her? She has done a good deed to Me.
“For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you wish you can do good to them; but you do not always have Me.
“She has done what she could; she has anointed My body beforehand for the burial.
“Truly I say to you, wherever the gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be spoken of in memory of her.”
One point for today…
Note where Jesus was.
In the home of Simon the leper.
People did not associate with lepers.
The disease was too contagious.
So, why was Jesus there.
Simon had been healed.
Though still referred to as “the leper,” he was free of leprosy.
Jesus is in Simon’s home reclining at the table.
They were breaking bread.
In comes a woman…
Know that the most significant things/opportunities will come at unexpected moments.