Holy Wednesday. The fourth day of holy week and just two days away from the arrest, illegal night time trial, and the crucifixion of Jesus.
This day is remembered as the day a lady poured an expensive perfume over Jesus’ head. The disciples complained that the perfume could have been sold and the money given to the poor. Jesus told them the poor would always be around but that he would not.
The perfume represented an anointing and foreshadowing of Jesus’ sacrifice on Friday.
Jesus said that wherever the Good News was preached this lady will be remembered for her deed.
Holy Wednesday is also called Spy Wednesday. After Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Sunday, his temple clearing on Monday, and his telling off the religious leaders on Tuesday the religious leaders were filled with hate and wanted to kill Jesus.
One of the twelve, Judas, who obviously loved money more than Jesus, went to the religious leaders and agreed to betray Jesus to them for thirty pieces of silver.
This is Spy Wednesday because Judas began looking for the right time to set Jesus up for betrayal.
Every moment of every day we choose to honor Jesus as the lady did with the expensive perfume, or choose things of the world and betray him as did Judas.
How about you? What do you choose today?