March 17, 2013

The New Testament lesson draws from the time Jesus went up to Bethany and visited in the home of Mary, Martha and Lazarus.  Mary took some costly oil and anointed Jesus' feet, which upset Judas, who felt the oil could have been sold and used for the poor.  Jesus said that we always have the poor with us, and lifted up the dignity, the honor, the reverence that was bestowed.  The sermon title for Sunday is "Reverences as Honoring the Hallowed."