“And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to everyone according to his work.” - Revelation 22:12
Kempton New Church


Day 24: March 19

Readings:

And in two days was the Passover and the feast with unleavened bread; and the chief priests and the scribes sought how, taking hold of Him with deceit, they might kill Him. But they said, Not in the festival, unless there be an uproar of the people. And when He was in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as He reclined, there came a woman having an alabaster vessel of ointment of very precious liquid spikenard; and having broken apart the alabaster vessel, she poured it on His head. And there were some who were indignant within themselves, and said, For what was this loss of the ointment? For this could have been sold for over three hundred denarii, and have been given to the poor; and they admonished her. (Mark 14:1-5)

“The oil of anointing”, by which is signified a representative of the Divine good of the Lord’s Divine Human, as being what is Divine in each and all things of His Human. (Arcana Coelestia 10264)

Reflection:

Women in the Word represent an affection of truth (Arcana Coelestia 3030). So the fact that a woman anointed Jesus, symbolizes that the affection for truth is what recognizes that Jesus was the Lord, the Divine in Human form. Because she saw the Divinity in the Lord, She was inspired to give a most precious gift to the Lord. Are we able to recognize the Lord as worthy of our most precious devotion?

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