St. Patrick’s Day
Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 17, 2013
Isaiah 43:16-21 Psalm 126 Phil 3:4b-14 John 12:1-8
For me it would be an honor to preach all about St. Patrick today, but because it is the fifth Sunday in Lent and Mary’s anointing of Jesus at Bethany, that to me seems the better way to go.
Messiah, the Christ, the Anointed
True to Jesus’ words that wherever the Gospel is proclaimed the woman’s anointing of Jesus would also be told as well, the story comes up in all four gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. But there are several versions of the story or perhaps there were several incidents, where the feet of Jesus are anointed and where an unnamed woman breaks a beautiful alabaster jar with expensive nard pouring it over Jesus’ head. In the seventh chapter of Luke it is about a sinful woman who…
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