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John 12:7 Jesus said, “Leave her alone.”
I believe the drama of scripture invites us to take our roles and turns in each story. Imagine being Mary with the courage to approach Jesus and anoint his feet with expensive perfume and then to dry his feet with her hair. Imagine being Judas who objected to this act of love. Imagine being Martha and the crowd of onlookers. What thoughts come to you?
Imagine being Jesus who uttered the words, “Leave her alone.” As you journey toward Holy Week, you might also imagine all the troubled people and places, and say with conviction the words of Jesus, “Leave them alone!”
Today the Church remembers Charles Henry Brent, Bishop of the Philippines, and of Western New York, 1929.