Today's devotion is based on John 12:7, "Leave her alone,' Jesus replied. 'It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial."
In anointing Jesus with perfume, Mary acknowledges that Jesus is the King of a very different kingdom. Rather than stand above Jesus and anoint his head as one would for an earthly king, she kneels and anoints Jesus' feet.
In doing so, Mary gives us some guidance. We acknowledge Jesus as Lord and King, unlike any other king. He is a humble king who serves all through his death and resurrection. We are to model ourselves, actions, and our priorities on Jesus. By doing so, we join him in his heavenly kingdom while living here, wherever we are.
Please pray with me: Hosanna! Blessed is Jesus, our King! Guide us to live as servants as you did on this earth. Amen.