Today is Palm Sunday the day where the crowd greeted Jesus at Jerusalems gate when he came riding in on a donkey. They greeted him like a king, laid out branches and clothes on the road and shouted: Hosanna! (= give salvation). They never thought he would do it the way he did!
The day before he was a visitor at his friends house in Bethany. There Mary poured nard over him. The whole house smelled like perfume and the others asked: was this really necessary; couldn’t the money rather be used on the poor??
“Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.”
Wonder if Mary ever knew how important her act was?
Or that we 2000 year after remember her for what she did that day??