This week, Mary– the sister of Martha and Lazarus– anoints Jesus’s feet with a fine oil and wipes them with her hair. Judas takes offense to what he perceives as a waste of money that could be spent helping the poor. “You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me,” Jesus responds. Rev. Dr. Stephen Caine mentions he doesn’t “care” for this reading– watch the sermon to find out why.

“Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.” | John 12:3