Thursday, March 28, 2013
Today the Christian Church celebrates the washing of the disciples feet by Jesus. All four Gospels tell the story of women who anoint Jesus. Mark tells of a woman who anoints his head. Matthew and Luke tell of a woman who anoints his feet and in John it is of Mary of Bethany who anoints his feet. Jesus is reported to says, of the woman who anoints his head. "I tell you, where ever the good news is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her." Jesus seems to think that her actions were so important that the good news the Gospel should be told in her memory yet her name was not recorded. In my life time of being a Christian I have never heard the Gospel proclaimed in the name of this nameless woman. So today as we celebrate Jesus' model of selfless service, tell the story in memory of her.