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Anointing Jesus' Feet
by larry r linville
Monday, October 22, 2007
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When Mary anointed Jesus' feet, Judas was right there complaining. It seems that there is always a Judas to criticize us when we serve Jesus.


O Mary, when you anointed the feet of our Lord
And you used your hair to dry them well
the fragrance of that costly perfume
gave the room a beautiful smell.

Did you want us to know when you shared your love
that we, too, can let our devotion show?
When we give of our best to our Lord
the aroma gives off a sweet glow.

Judas, do you judge that such acts are a waste?
Should we think more about the poor?
May it be that our acts of sweet love
may help lift them from the floor?

What did you mean, our blessed Lord
when you said the poor would always be here?
Were you really telling that disciple of yours
that his complaining was not so sincere?

Mary’s great service of Jesus brought joy.
It should cause each of us to think.
Is our work in the kingdom producing sweet smells
Or, like Judas, do we just raise a stink?



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Reviewed by Z McClure
This entire poem was arresting, especially the last two lines in the fourth stanza about Judas' motives! Very eloquently conveyed, it got me thinking. Wonderful poem Larry.

your brother in Christ,
Zach
Reviewed by Pastor CeCe Suire
The last 2 lines in this piece speak volumes! What a breath of fresh air!

God Bless You Always!
Pastor Cecile Jo
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo
Some folks are just plain old stinkers. They really need to show more kindness and love - then they wouldn't stink!

Kathy
Reviewed by Rose Rideout
A beautiful write Larry, thank you for sharing. You are certainly right , when you say there is a Judas whenever we do God's will.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Barbara Smith
Larry, this is such a beautiful inspirational writing...it gave me a blessing today!
Reviewed by D Johnson
The washing of feet has been an act of dedication for many, many years, and you've done a fine job of putting a personal touch to this act,nice work.

Peace,
Dan
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Thought provoking excellence, Larry; what would Jesus do? What would we do in His name, for Him? Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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