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“Holy Week,” aka “Passion Week,” is upon us! We come into this week shouting, “Hosanna, blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!”. The shouts of Hosanna go to “Crucify Him” and then to “He is Risen!” As we enter this Holy Week, we hear the story of a woman who took her alabaster box and anointed Jesus’ body.  What can we take from her story as we go into this week?

SCRIPTURE: Mark 14:3-9 (NLT)

While he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper,[a] as he sat at the table, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very costly ointment of nard, and she broke open the jar and poured the ointment on his head. But some were there who said to one another in anger, “Why was the ointment wasted in this way? For this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor.” And they scolded her. But Jesus said, “Let her alone; why do you trouble her? She has performed a good service for me. For you always have the poor with you, and you can show kindness to them whenever you wish, but you will not always have me. She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for its burial. Truly I tell you, wherever the good news[b] is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in remembrance of her.”

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