Extravagant Devotion

February 20, 2022

Bible Text: Mark 14:1-11 |


Today in our series in the gospel of Mark we move to an episode of lavish devotion expressed to Jesus just 2 days prior to his arrest and subsequent crucifixion. His enemies are without and within, and this anonymous character brings a strong ray of light to bear in the midst of so much darkness. She is immediately and indignantly scorned for her lavish expression of devotion. Coming out of this story is one of the best definitions of “fanatic” I have ever heard: “A fanatic is one who is more devoted to Jesus than I am.”

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