Read: John 12:1-8
If you were going to defend Mary in that moment, what would you want to say? Do you relate more to Judas or Mary in this story? They both seem to make good points. They difference between the two are intentions, however. While he makes a good point about serving the poor, Judas comes from a place of self-interest. Mary on the other hand wants to give what she has to Christ. We all have something to give to Christ. It may not be what we perceive to be the best thing in the world but we have something and Christ will embrace you for that gift. What are your intentions towards meeting your neighbors? Think about this question today and pray for God to show you what you can give to Christ to help be a better neighbor.