Mind-bending love

Today I was reading in the book of John about the incident where Mary poured the jar of very expensive oil on Jesus’ feet and wiped them with her hair. This time, it wasn’t Mary’s act of pure devotion that caught my attention, but Jesus’ response to Judas’ objection. Judas expressed frustration that the oil could have been sold and the money given to the poor. Jesus’ response to him was “leave her alone.” Leave her alone? Lord, this was Your chance to “out” that villain! You knew better than anyone else that he was not thinking of the poor at all. He was probably calculating how many toys he could have bought from Best Buy with the money obtained from the sale of that oil.

Judas used to help himself freely to the money in the collective purse. Knowing that he was a thief, why didn’t Jesus oppose the vote to put Judas in charge of the moulah? Any Christian in their right mind would have done “the right thing” and blown the whistle on that brother at the first opportunity that presented itself, right? Not only did Jesus not reject Judas for the thieving, backstabbing lowlife that he was, but He actually loved this “son of perdition”!

Loving someone whom you know steals from you and sells you out to the enemy for cold cash, now THAT’s mind-bending love!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ash
    Nov 26, 2008 @ 04:32:11

    true dat, sista! his love never ceases to amaze me…


  2. Nike A
    Nov 26, 2008 @ 09:00:13

    So true…so very true!!!!!


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