The Lovable Christ
John 12:3 Then Mary took a pound of ointment, of very valuable pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. (4) But Judas Iscariot, one of His disciples, who was about to betray Him, said, (5) Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor? (6) But he said this not because it mattered to him concerning the poor, but because he was a thief, and holding the purse, carried off what was put into it.
…She [Mary] represents the dear ones who love the Lord very much and who pour out what they hold most precious upon the Lord. They love the Lord so much that they give the best to the Lord. This is what Mary did. She poured the costly ointment upon the feet of the Lord and wiped His feet with her hair. In her heart, nothing was so dear, so precious, and so costly as the Lord. She, along with many others like her, loved the Lord with the best she had. Her estimate of the Lord was that He was more valuable and lovable than anything else. For her, the Lord is the most precious and the most costly One….Judas cared for money; he loved money much more than he loved the Lord. Therefore, he did not appreciate what Mary did to the Lord. He thought that it was a waste. Judas pretended that he cared for the poor. Actually that was not true. He only cared for money… The failure to overcome mammon [money] is so often seen in the church life. Instead of loving the Lord, he betrayed Him! It is a shame that this
is often repeated in the church life.